An army is a blunt weapon. Send it into a populated area where the enemy doesn't wear a uniform and innocents are going to die. This is happening right now in Gaza. Many people are quick to blame Israel for these deaths, calling them "unnecessary" or even "war crimes."

Lately, Israel has had to endure unguided missiles raining down on its territory. Since they are unguided, the people launching them, Hamas soldiers, aren't conducting surgical strikes. In fact, it appears they  would be happy if they hit schools, hospitals, markets, and other heavily-populated targets.

So, imagine you are Israel. Do you have another way of attempting to put a stop to the daily barrage of missiles?

This is not an invitation to criticize the creation of Israel after WW2. It's not an invitation to criticize policies you think led up to Hamas.

I'm only asking what's the alternative to sending in its troops to attempt to cleanse Hamas out of Gaza?

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Quite far from it. While the resistance movements in WW2 did harm civilians, they did go to lengths to avoid civilian casualties, and certainly did not specifically target civilians. A major debate in these parts was the resistance movement's sinking of a ferry during the war where 18 people died, however they went great lengths to minimize innocent lives lost.

If Hamas had targeted military targets it would be a legitimate resistance movement, however they specifically target civilians, thus being nothing but terrorists.

Do you want to remind me again how many civilians the Israeli army has killed vs how many Hamas  have killed?

How is that at all relevant? Are you longing for more dead jews?

Do you want to remind me again how many civilians the Israeli army has killed vs how many Hamas  have killed?

Israel is primarily responsible for protecting its own people. 

If the only effective response is to go in and root them out, accepting whatever collateral damage Hamas requires by hiding among the civilians, then  what choice do they have? Harsh language?

Those missiles can't "specifically target" anything. 

So Israel would be in the right if they sent 2000 unguided missiles towards the Gaza strip?

No, but if someone shoots you with a slingshot you don't respond with a bazooka.

So you are saying that Israel should send 2000 unguided missiles towards Gaza. 

"So Israel would be in the right if they sent 2000 unguided missiles towards the Gaza strip?"

What right does Israel, a hostile military invader, have to treat the Palestinians as second class citizens. What Israel is doing to the Palestinians is even far worse than Apartheid South Africa. Israel is treating these people like absolute shit with countless human rights and international law violations ( Luckily For Israel America vetoes any attempt to hold them responsible)  and yet you are surprised when  some of Israels victims crack under the pressure and indiscriminately lash out in their rage. 

And I am not saying Hamas is in the right with their actions, but still their actions are pretty normal for a civilian population under a hostile military invasion where the civilian population is hopelessly outmatched in military strength.

The people of the Gaza strip aren't citizens of Israel. On the other hand, the Arabs in Israel have the same rights and responsibilities as all other citizens of Israel

It's not exactly abnormal to lash out with violence, though it's not productive. If the Palestinians cared a bit more about living Palestinians than dead Israelis, they would rather follow the path of the Iraqi Kurds.

"The people of the Gaza strip aren't citizens of Israel."

So if the white South Africans had denied the blacks in South Africa citizenship( being born there and having your ancestors come from  there for  centuries obviously does not count)  you would have been OK with apartheid?

The citizens of Gaza is, unsurprisingly, citizens of Gaza, and not citizens of Israel. Gaza is part of the territory of the Palestinian state, which, again, is not part of the sovereign state of Israel


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