The Gaza Hospital Explosion

The hospital explosion in Gaza that killed hundreds enormously complicates the Hamas-Israel war. Nothing will convince militant Islamists that this horrendous event was Israel’s doing, even though it would have been madness — utterly against Israel’s own interest — to have instigated such an attack. More than ever, Israel needs to surprise the world with a dramatic peace initiative, without, however, casting doubt on its determination to deter future aggression.