Despite the repeated denunciations from worldwide critics, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) holds itself to high standards of conduct. There is internal accountability. This code of conduct includes minimizing to the maximum extent possible putting civilians at risk.
In contrast, as we’ve often noted in this blog, the Hamas strategy is just the opposite. Hamas intentionally puts Palestinians in harms way.
For all those quick to criticize Israel, check out this video, in which the IDF aborts an airstrike when civilians appear near the target. If the IDF didn’t care, why would they take these extreme operational measures?