Alan Dershowitz in one of his books addresses the propaganda Palestinians are regularly subjected to. Numerous threads at this site document this
material, yet, to no avail. In any case, propaganda of the nature Hamas conditions it's citizens with has molded a mentality in the majority of the
people within Gaza (the fact that their exists parties amidst this totalitarian regime that can think differently is itself a wonder) that absolutely
despises Jews. Not Israelis, but Jews, in the religious sense of the term: the only sense a passionately religious population like Gaza would
The mentality of the Islamist population of Gaza and the terrorism of Hamas terrorists forms a type of continuum. The citizen of Gaza 'believes' in
Hamas' righteousness. They have this hammered in everyday at school, on TV, in their newspapers. It's virtually impossible to escape their hold.
Enemies of the regime are quickly found with a bullet in the back of their heads.
This is largely why Hamas is so able to make use of the population for cover; a) Islamism, or political Islam, bases itself on the writings of Rashid
Rida, Hassan Al Banna and Sayyed Qutb. Hassan Al Banna used to emphasize the importance of learning “the art of death”. The special advantage
Muslims had over non-Muslims (particularly Jews) was the Muslims love of death (so the interpretation given of it by the salafists). This can be
thought, in terms of metaphysics, as a love for the most abstract concept which involves and includes every basic quality of existence. Allah is this,
the Absolute, Pure Will etc. The majority of the Muslims of Gaza are systematically indoctrinated into this ‘mainstream’ theology. This,
combined with the political propaganda against Jews and Israeli’s, explains why most Palestinians are eager to 'serve Allah', by helping Hamas
succeed in their fight against the Jews.
So in this fight, Israel is taking every precaution imaginable, such as having ships at shore determining exactly where rocket attacks are coming
from, dropping leaflets which say:
Equipping units with cameraman to document IDF battles, this for the purpose of refuting claims that IDF soldiers kill civilians deliberately, as
opposed to being shot at from areas where civilians are present.
Israel thus is trying quite hard to avoid killing non-combatants; but that doesn't mean Israel should just ignore and forget the terror attacks, the
sirens indicating an incoming missile, the disruptions in daily living, and the anxieties created by Hamas terrorism. It is INHUMANE to ask for
someone to ignore that.
There are two sides. Hamas is vicious disturbed. What they do can only be described as evil, abnormal, unjust; but their religious theology allows
them to always see things in terms of ‘the end justifies the means’. To them, Palestinians are a means towards Islamisms ends. Israel, albeit, not
perfect, is the protagonist, while the people of Israel and Gaza are the victims.