I don’t know how anyone can possibly justify this. What depresses me is that people will try to, then when Israel retaliates they’ll act like Hamas has done nothing wrong.
The missile, which was fired by Hamas, hit the bus moments after most of the children got off, while it was driving near Kibbutz Saad, about 2.5 km. from Gaza. Only two people were on the bus when it was hit – the driver, who was lightly injured, and the boy, who was en route to visit his grandmother. The bus driver is a friend of the family.
Immediately after the attack, Palestinians fired more than 45 mortar shells and Katyusha and Kassam rockets into Israel.
Luckily, the bus was almost empty – it was on its way to drop the last kid home. This could have been far, far worse.