In its editorial Thursday, November 15, Bloomberg notes that when it comes to the Nov. 15 rocket attacks on Tel Aviv by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, there is no ambiguity. Hamas is the aggressor. The rockets were flung toward Tel Aviv from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, in the same way terrorists periodically shoot rockets into southern Israeli towns near the Gaza border, often hitting homes, schools and civilian vehicles. No country could tolerate such a threat and fulfill its most basic duty to protect its citizens. Of course, Hamas and its supporters believe nothing Israel does is legitimate because they believe Israel itself is illegitimate. What they don’t understand is that this view is woefully outdated and that the creation of a Palestinian state will require Israel’s acquiescence, something that is unlikely to happen under pressure of rocket fire. If the region’s leaders wanted to help Hamas, they would get the group to see that reality – rather than flirting with poisonous militancy.