Do you know what Israeli intelligence is dedicated to doing? They've been calling the phones of different military targets and informing them of possible raids. They tell them to get their women and children out of the area. Do you know what Hamas does? They bring more women and children into the area, allow them to be killed by Israeli mortars, and then blame the Israeli's for the slaughter. I'm not saying that all casualties are Hamas's fault, but this is a tactical conflict carried out in order to destroy an organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel, and every Jew around the world. Hamas has declared every Jewish person a legitamate target. I'm a terrorist target... How can you victimize a group of people who use human shields?
You will excuse me for not taking propaganda from the Israeli government as gospel truth. Just as I don't take propaganda from the United States government as gospel truth. Every government has its own agenda and an interest in presenting itself as blameless when waging war.
What I believe is what is reported in the international media. And it is appalling.
It is a trite saying, but it is true: violence breeds violence. This seems to be just the latest round in a perpetual cycle of Mid East violence. What Israel has done is only going to harden the situation, in my opinion.
You must also excuse me for expressing my opinion as a Christian. There won't be any peace in Israel until the 2nd coming.