Indiscriminate rocket firing by armed groups from Gaza has targeted Israeli population centers to terrorize and kill innocent civilians. Of course, Israel must take action to protect its citizens. But prior to defensive responses against Gaza military targets that launch rockets, Israel informs Palestinian civilians in the area. By means of this unprecedented humanitarian gesture, even while under attack, Israel tries to spare the lives of Gaza’s civilians.
There are no warnings for Israelis when Hamas aims rockets and mortars against civilians in Israel.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad also demonstrate no concern for the lives of Palestinians. Hamas uses women and children as human shields. Civilian deaths in Gaza are a desired outcome as far as Hamas is concerned. Hamas actually encourages martyrdom for propaganda purposes.
Hamas’ pathological disregard for human life continues to be demonstrated by its actions.