@labarum Over 100 people have been killed in the bombardment so far. The Gaza rockets, which consist of homemade rockets. http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/rocket-deaths-israel.html
Compare that to a bombardment of populated areas, which upon itself is a war crime.
Not to mention how is bombing cities solving anything other then creating more aggression.
Comrade silly Otter, yes people have been killed in the bombardment thus far, what did you except; no casualties? Gaza ATTACK ISRAEL UNPROVOKED. They launched rockets INTO NEIGHBORHOODS! Israel isn't trying to destroy the cities in Gaza, they are trying to hit the launch sites, which were purposely placed inside the cities. They were put there so that when Israel retaliated ( of course they retaliated, when the citizens of your nation are being bombarded you don't sit there like an idiot and do nothing!) it would seem like Israel would look like the bad guys for striking cities. Gaza launched first, they just got the crap kicked out of them and now your complaining that Israel beat them to badly. Oh, and Israel only had the intention of hitting the launch sites located inside the cities ( since Gaza put them there on purpose that is a war crime) Gaza launched rockets, no matter how crude, into neighborhoods with no military presence at all. There's your war crime. Israel is defending it's citizens, which is the number 1 job of all nations, and you attack them for this. The same enemy whom had attacked Israel also wishes destruction on the rest of the western world. Instead of calling Israel evil for defending its citizens, learn whom the true enemies are. ( if you couldn't tell, it was the guys first decided to launch rockets into Israel)
The government in Gaza isn't the one launching missiles. Not to mention Israel is the one that provoked all this with the forced movement of the Palestine people with colonization. What makes Israel any more civilized then straight outright dropping bombs into populated areas via aircraft, causing more casualties then the rockets launched from Gaza. Not only is this a War Crime, its evil, and its Terrorism.
Israel is on a war of aggression. There are better ways of stopping the rockets then bombing everyone in a local area. They are punishing everyone in the Gaza Strip for the crimes of the few. Israel already has a blockade around Gaza, they already have drones over Gaza, and they are now bombing them. This is not Self-Defense. This is war, and terrorism for the people living in the Gaza.
The government of Gaza may not be the one launching the rockets, by they have been supporting them. Specifically, it was Hamas. Israel didn't even start the colonization, it was territory that they gained via the Israeli-Arab conflict in 1947-1973 Arab nations would constantly declare war on Israel for no other purpose than it is a Judaic state. As we all know Israel won these wars that were declared upon them and took the territory that it had won. Naturally people moved there, and naturally the people living there did not like it. So what did they do? They asked for autonomy, which means that they would no longer be full citizens of Israel and would therefore no longer be as protected by their laws. That is how they were moved without consent, because of their so called leaders, they were no longer full citizens. What started all of this? The Arab world, declaring war on Israel.
The reason why Israel is more civilized than Hamas is because they are doing this to protect their nation and their citizens. Hamas was doing it to try and kill their citizens. The only reason why Israel is launching inside of Gaza, is because Hamas put the rockets inside of the city so that when Israel retaliated it would look like they would look like they had attacked innocent women and children ( even though Hamas was using them as human shields). I have told you this before, what aren't you getting? Israel is the OBVIOUS good guys here. Why do you attack the nation defending it's citizens ( as it is suppose to) and support the people trying to kill them?
Why would have well laid, carefully orchestrated tunnels under Gaza leading into Israeli territory? Very curious as to why the people crying victim in this recent conflict spent so much money and man hours into building tunnels into another country. Additionally, inside these tunnels that have recently been detected by Israeli forces are housing ammunition & rockets. Would we question South Korea for security measures against North Korea given same theme or any other country for that matter? http://online.wsj.com/articles/michael-mukasey-tunnels-matter-more-than-rockets-to-hamas-1405894408
I believe Israel has the right to deal with Hamas, but the sheer amount of casualties raises a lot of suspicion. A bit over 500 Palestinians, including have been killed, yet Israel's death toll barely scrapes 25. The use of flechette bombs in civilian areas and air strikes of power plants and hospitals are totally unacceptable. Israel may have the right to protect its people from Hamas, but nobody has the right to mass murder.