MSNBC’s Raf Sanchez:
We should also say that this kind of death toll is not what you normally associate with Palestinian rockets. These rockets are dangerous, they are deadly — they do not tend to kill hundreds of people in a single strike in the way that Israeli high explosives, especially these [U.S. made] bunker buster bombs that are used to target these Hamas tunnels under Gaza City, do have the potential to kill hundreds of people.
And we should say finally, that there are instances in the past where the Israeli military has said things in the immediate aftermath of an incident, that have turned out not to be true in the long run. And the one example I’ll give you, is that when the Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was killed in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military initially said that she was killed by Palestinian gunmen, and it was only months and months later that they admitted that it was likely an Israeli soldier who fired the fatal shot.