Yes, protecting lives s/b first priority. Not only Israeli but all lives. Israel doesn't seem to care how many Palestinian civilians get killed. This tit for tat has got to stop. You kill them, they kill your side. And by the way, the ratio is far from 1 to 1. Israeli policies for Gaza is a joke. You pull out and blockade the place. What do you expect by caging these people. Yes, the Gazans have their faults and aren't above criticism, but if you treat people like animals, they will act like animals. Israel needs to grow up and start acting civilize. An eye for an eye is not the answer.
Clinton: U.S. must "make clear" to Putin that Russia cannot be creating chaos in Syria (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Military action will not solve Mideast conflict