I recently wrote about having watched CNN interview leaders of Hamas and Israel. I made the observation that it was patently obvious that the Hamas man was very uncomfortable with the line of questioning that had to do primarily with whether Hamas was responsible for the abduction and killing of the three Israeli students that led to this latest eruption of fighting. He obviously didn’t want to take credit for the killings, which would surely have inspired the disgust of the (supposedly) civilized world. Yet, at the same time he clearly didn’t want to disavow responsibility for the killings, perhaps believing that it would be a sign of weakness to those in his world that viewed the killing as a sign of Palestinian strength and a justified response to the years of being humiliated by Israel. I felt that this spoke volumes about the mindset of Hamas, and their followers.