Man, oh man. To say there's crap going on in the Middle East is ... well, it's pretty accurate, and also, an understatement. Have you been hearing about Israel, Palestine, Hamas, and the Gaza Strip in the news recently?
So what the heck is going on? It's complicated, to say the least. Tensions are high and death tolls rise as two fundamentally opposed groups continue to be at war with one another. So who's on the right? That's a matter of perspective.
Warfare is full of propaganda and rumors, so it's almost impossible to stay neutral. It's also important to try and understand both sides of the equation, even if you don't agree with it. That being said, here are 8 things you need to know about the Middle East conflict and what's going on between Israel and Palestine, from a pro-Israel observer.