I'm convinced that we will never see peace in the holy land until either Muslims’ convert to Christianity on their own, or Christ comes to ensure it. I've been listening to Aljazeera radio in English via their website. I wanted more detailed information from a source closer to the situation. Between their newscasts and British press you can get a sense of what is going on in the Gaza strip.
The world condemns Israel, not because they are wrong, but because they have the means and the resolve to protect themselves. It doesn't seem to matter how hateful the Palestinians are toward the Israeli people, or that the rocket fire has not yet ceased, there seems to be pressure from all over the world that Israel should be more tempered in their response.
Consider Oceanside, CA. Let's just say that Republicans in Oceanside started hurling rocket fire, randomly into San Diego, and it's outlying suburbs. They aren't very powerful rockets and not all citizens of Oceanside are republican. However, they were disappointed in the election results, they don't think they have enough representation in the state or federal system and they have vowed to not rest until San Diego is wiped off the face of the map.
The republicans in Oceanside don't speak a different language or dialect. They live amongst democrats and at the schools or grocery stores, you can't tell what political party they embrace. But every night, from their homes or local schools or churches, Republicans are firing rockets into the midst of San Diego.
Does the government have a right to invade Oceanside, until the rocket fire stops? Do the 'innocent citizens' of Oceanside have a responsibility to help flush out these republicans? Can you think of one reason why they wouldn't? Would they just cry into the camera over the unnecessary hostilities of San Diego and Camp Pendelton against their fair city...?? For this reason, I don't believe there are innocent civilians in Gaza. Are they organizing and reporting rocket movement by republicans? Are they giving up positions and intelligence? Are they resisting the republican influence in the city?