It's getting more and more clear that the IDF's operations are not about killing Hamas, but destroying infrastructure.
Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”.
The UN has repeatedly found Israeli’s actions in Gaza to be a war crime. See this, this and this.
The same year, Gilad Sharon – the son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – wrote an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post saying:
“We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.
“There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing.”
At the same time, in my opinion, the IDF is doing a huge favor for Hamas. Via indiscriminate killing, they are giving Hamas a larger pool of manpower to raise. From adults, to elders and youth, people who've lost family members, loved ones, and property in Israel's siege - ready to commit vengeance killing. It's a sure strange way to "combat terrorism" in my view. If one wants to destroy infrastructure, no matter the cost, they blow it up with AOE means. If one wants to combat terrorist groups, one does it via covert-ops. I pity Israel's soldiers as well, those who have not been brainwashed into behaving as killer drones - like Captain R. Their government is sending them out to slaughter and be killed for no goddman reason, outside pure bloody geopolitics.