Since the early morning hours of Tuesday 8 July 2014, Israeli occupation forces have been bombing Gaza from air, land, and sea. At the time of writing, Israel`s indiscriminate bombing of the besieged enclave had killed over eighty Palestinians with more than five hundred injured, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. The narrative about recent extensive raids of the West Bank and the Israeli military assault on Gaza revolves around two specific events--the abduction and killings of three settler teenagers and the barrage of rockets fired into Israel. How did this narrative take hold and what are the real underlying reasons for Israel’s latest and ongoing military aggression? Malihe Razazan put these questions to Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani.