It doesn't at all matter that the Palestinian Hamas is weaker and has less firepower. What matters is that they started it all by firing thousands of missiles at Israeli civilian targets over the years. And if the Hamas chose to seek refuge among the civilan population and use homes as schools as launching sites, arsenals, firing posts, etc., then those homes and schools lose all immunity under the Fourth Geneva Convention. Too bad so many civiians were killed; but better their civilians than ours. I think the Hamas will think twice before starting a durther conflagraion. I also think that Israel need apologize for nothing.
One student killed, three wounded at Arizona campus during fight (a)
from the article: Barak 'incensed, but not surprised' by Goldstone report