Again, it's not "myself" and "yourself". These are not singulars. The government of Gaza, a bunch of guys called Hamas who were elected by the people of the region are waging a war against the nation of Israel. Israel is attempting to stop this in an effort to defend its citizens. It's not a guy with a pistol in a mall or a guy throwing rocks or a guy yelling at a dog or whatever other asinine comparisons people need to make to diminish the fact that the government of Gaza is waging a war against Israel. It's not some random thugs or terrorists or extremists or criminals or a singular madman, it's the elected government there waging a war. It is appropriate for a nation to defend itself when attacked by another government. You want the civilian deaths to stop? Place your view on the government which is perpetrating the war by indiscriminately attacking Israel with explosive rockets.
Yeah, that's it. "You have a different opinion than me so... indoctrination! All free minded people think like me!!"
Christsake, why is that singular point so hard for you to comprehend....OK, let's do it this way. Are you OK with, according to Israel, the US, UK, Canada, and a few others, a terrorist organization firing rockets at Israel from civilian areas, and having Israel's response be bombing neighborhoods, leveling schools, blocking humanitarian aid, and taking down electricity and water in response? That's exactly what's happening, there's no, imagine these guys are doing this, those guys are doing that, rocks, punches, malls, etc. You are honestly OK with, Israel's response, resulting in more than 3/4ths of the Palestinian deaths being civilians, including women, and young children? That's alright with you?
Thank God, most of the world isn't OK with it, most people think it's awful, and we're seeing the international backlash as compassionate hearts and minds are responding against excessive civilian deaths.
As to your point of Hamas, the elected government. Wait...so now they are an elected government? The cease-fires have to go through other countries because the US refuses to communicate with Hamas. So are they a rogue group of terrorists, or an official government? If they are official, then the US should immediately declare them as such, giving them direct authority to govern the area, carry on commerce, establish an official military, and Israel should have no power to block import or export into the territory..oh wait...there is that small detail that they aren't a recognized country and are technically considered an occupied territory. This also means that they don't have the legal grounds to declare war on another country. I guess you didn't understand that, because as such, by law it means Palestine is not bound by the Geneva Convention (which Israel agreed to be a part of). You don't understand the ramifications of Israel, the US, and nobody else considering Hamas to be an official government entity, or Palestine a country. It's actually quite comical because in the US and Israel's haste to show they are bed buddies and won't negotiate with terrorists...they keep Palestine as an occupied territory, which then puts a greater onus on Israel for their treatment towards them, legally. So educate yourself on the official Palestine status. That makes all the legal arguments moot, but like I said, I guess you didn't know any of that, so your ignorance is understandable.
Seriously I never want to hear anybody say Islam is peaceful again. The same people who say that are the same ones who believe "moderate Muslims" exist and that Hamas is right no matter what.
You are funny. I wish I could be simple minded enough to look at issues the way you do, but unfortunately I have the correct number of chromosomes.