LET’S drop the names “Hamas” and “Israel” and make a list of the characteristics of two imaginary warring entities. We’ll call them Entity A and Entity B.
• Declares that its raison d’etre is to annihilate Entity B.
• Sends missiles to explode in the most populated parts of Entity B in order to kill as many civilians as possible.
• Uses families and individual civilians as human shields to protect its own leaders from attack.
• Tortures and kills domestic political opponents.