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Column: A Summer of Innocent Deaths

Based on past experience, here is the likely outcome of the current Israeli-Palestinian fighting: A cease-fire will come in a few days – perhaps by Monday when the fasting month of Ramadan ends – and will last for a year or two. Another confrontation will follow, once Hamas has replenished its store of rockets and rebuilt tunnels to infiltrate Israeli land. Israel eventually will trade hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for the body of at least one Israeli soldier who has gone missing...

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