USEFUL IDIOTS (OR WORSE): Here is the very misnamed Human Rights Watch attacking Israel for trying to enforce a no-go zone by its border with Gaza: “Both before and after the confrontations, senior officials publicly said that soldiers stationed along the barrier that separates Gaza and Israel had orders to target ‘instigators’ and those who approach the border. However, the Israeli government presented no evidence that rock-throwing and other violence by some demonstrators seriously threatened Israeli soldiers across the border fence.”

Israel argued, correctly, that these “demonstrators” were Hamas operatives trained to create a distraction for an eventual Hamas assault on Israeli border towns. As I understand it, the no-go zone eventually gave way to a “high-tech” border fence that totally failed.