posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 09:02 AM
a reply to: NeverMind2013
Hamas has fired rockets into Israel even during some of the cease fires.. they launch barrages of them.. yes Israel's missile defense system stops
the majority of them but some still do land near populated areas... Israel doesn't have to sit back and just let them keep lobbing explosives.. they
do have the right to fight back, or at least try to wipe out the launch sites to minimize the incoming rocket fire.
The problem is that Hamas puts these launch sites in populated areas intentionally .. using the population as human shields which has two purposes..
1. It is meant to deter Israel from firing back at those locations, which largely worked in the past.
2. It is meant to make Israel look like monsters when they DO fire back and there are civilian casualties.
So if Hamas launches rockets from the top of a school or something like that, either Israel takes out the launch site or they let the launch site fire
rockets into Israel unabated.
Israel has basically said "enough is enough" and are now firing back at those sites regardless..and I'm sure Hamas is loving the result because
it's causing alot of public attention to the civilian death toll.
Israel is almost always under attack from Hamas.. even if they are weak rockets, they shouldn't have to be under the constant threat ..
I saw an interview with someone who was on the ground in Palestine, reporter I believe.. talking about how Hamas would launch near a housing area and
when the residents would try to leave ( because they KNEW Israel would fire ) .. Hamas would push them back into their homes and not let them flee.