If ever there was a cliche when it comes to Israel/Palestine issues it is the word "disproportionate". As far as I can tell, whatever Israel seem to do in response to indiscriminate rocket attacks from Hamas it is almost guaranteed to be called "disproportionate".
What I want to know is this. What do those who say Israel is acting disproportionately think is a proportionate response? I am yet to hear either a journalist ask someone this when interveiwing, nor am I yet to hear someone actually offer what they think Israel ought to have done.
I can't help wondering whether this is because no matter what Israel does it will always be wrong and disproportionate. Well that is unless it retreats to its pre-1968 borders when I don't doubt attacks would continue and there would be further calls for Israel to back down.