So far, my favorite bullshit excuse for killing Palestinians was Ariel Sharon's dog-in-the-manger moment at Al-Aqsa, which followed Yasser Arafat's jubilation aboard the fishing boat Jandelay (September 27, 2000) when an offshore natural gas well
went online in Gaza territorial waters. Thus British Gas reaped the heady rewards of pouring venture capital into Palestine.
For some reason that bit of history
reminds me of Barbary Macaques at Gibraltar. Or the opening
of 2001: A Space Odyssey.