Lisa, If Israel has the 4th largest army Y should it not be allowed to use this ability? Why must it downgrade its abilities for the purposes of giving Hamas an easier chance? I mean honestly, how does that statement make any sense to you. X= really strong, Y =not so strong. Y wants to kill X, should X only fight with their weak hand? How does this make sense, please elaborate. But if your views apply to protecting civilians, what are your views to the following: Israel states, next rocket is all out war, and provides buses for all non combatants to leave combat area, under UN protection, with full right of return to what will later be rubble, rebuit by Israel. In turn, all of Gaza is declared a war zone with only combatants? Would it then be fair? or is it because Hamas doesn't have equal military ability. How is that Israel fault, or even israel's care, why should you give a bigger gun to the a person who wants to kill you? your logic dictates Israel take Risk 4 Hamas Y?
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'