Israel's 2008 military intervention in the Gaza Strip was not executed humanely.
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During this conflict, rocket fire from Gaza increased in volume.
Up to 1,417 Palestinian deaths occurred because of this invasion.
As of 2013, 75% of civilian homes destroyed have not been repaired.
An investigation found the IDF guilty of war crimes.
Under article 51 of the United Nations, Israel had every right to defend itself against Hamas's, which contradicts your BBC article.
Presumably, Article 51 applies to signed members of the UN. By extension, sovereign nations may be expected to agree to a ceasefire.
Expecting a terrorist organization to abide to a ceasefire is folly.
Terrorist attacks from a neighboring area did not justify a botched military invasion that included almost 1,500 Palestinian deaths and countless war crimes.
However, Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections in 2007,and now governs the Gaza strip.
Israel"s goal was to destroy all Hamas rocket zones. Before Israel went into Gaza they informed civilians, through phone calls and dropping leaflets, to leave all targeted areas.
This tactic of informing pedestrians is not done by any other military.
Warning civilians to evacuate has been done by AT LEAST the US military in Vietnam. In reality, Israel did not adequately warn civilians to leave their homes.
Regardless, Israel committed war crimes when they killed civilians that refused to leave their homes. Israel believed that their greater strength made it acceptable to kill civilians.
What Israel did was to stop rockets from being fired into schools,houses,hospitals which put civilians in harm
However, as noted earlier, rocket fire intensified during Israel's invasion. These rocket attacks occur to this day.
Israel did not "do so as smoothly as possible", since rocket attacks into Israel did not cease due to the IDF intervention.
Finally, war crimes are war crimes, whether Syrian or Israeli.
1,400 civilian deaths over the course of 22 days is no small matter.
Israel has time and time again tried to come to terms of peace, but Hamas refuses at every corner and continues to fire rockets into Israel. Leaving Israel with no other choice, but to fight back.
Hamas resumed firing due to border conflicts. For example, between '05 and '08, 1,735 Palestinians were killed and 8,308 were wounded in border conflicts.
Israel's military expedition into Gaza during Op. Cast Lead was not humane. It was an illegal response to rocket attacks caused by Israeli injustices.
As stated before,Hamas has constantly attacking Israel.When Israel gave the strip to the Pal. in 2005 it was an act of peace.But as you can see that has not stopped any attacks from happening.
In closing, Cast Lead was initiated to stop terrorists from causing harm to Israel
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Reasons for voting decision: pro rebutted article 51 aruments. con mentions war in Iraq and Syria which is irrelevant. Arguments to Pro.
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