I think you maybe missing the point. Israels stated aim from the get go was to undermine hamas. Now apparently war is an unacceptable response to Hamas, targeted killing is unacceptable, economic sanctions are also now unacceptable. so i geuss israel should just take 8 years of rocket fire I mean motars are just heavy rain arent they? Hamas states it will continue to attack Israeli soverign territory,and has no intention of entering into peace negotiations, so unless you really believe that a country should allow its citizens to be attacked in discriminatly pray please tell what you would suggest should be done to convince Hamas (who are apparently democratically elected representatives,) to re evaluate there stance. if you have a good a idea i will be the first support it. This is a war for both sides and no one really wants to live in a continuous war.
from the article: Israel releases papers detailing formula of Gaza blockade