Yes, Israel is not IN Gaza, but controls everything about Gaza-borders, airspace, sea lanes, import, export, movement of people. It is considered by the world, including the US, to occupy Gaza. Yes, the rockets are war crimes and I don't think anyone is denying that. Just because Hamas is committing war crimes does not mean that Israel is not doing the same. War crimes by anyone, are not acceptable. Why is it so difficult for Israel to accept responsibility for what it is doing? As a 'democracy', one would expect different behavior.
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from the article: Egypt FM: Still no basis for direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks