Are Gaza strip residents truly surprised when a Mosque or school that stored and fired rockets is destroyed?
Israel has developed, and is using quite effectively, the Iron Dome system to protect inhabitants from the random firing of hundreds of rockets from Gaza. A part of the excellent tracking system identifies the threat launch location.
Hamas is firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel from crowded streets and occupied buildings. Iron Dome knows the exact location within seconds – even before it has destroyed the threat. That location is immediately sent to armed counterstrike missiles. If the launch originated in a school or a Mosque why is anyone surprised if those buildings become targets?
To sway public opinion against Israel will Hamas start launching from puppy rescue shelters and PETA offices. Will they launch from the local Greepeace office or UN relief distribution sites?
Israel won’t stop until the rockets stop and Hamas won’t stop until, well, until they run out of rockets, or forever, whichever comes first..
How long do you think it will take for this action to run its course? How many rockets do you think will be launched?
Imagine for a moment you lived in either place. What actions would take.or suggest to stop the violence?