Israeli citizens whose protection justifies any and all extreme measures.
See Human Shield
Should Israel plan to attack a location they will (sometimes) warn the civilian population to evacuate the area. This is what we call conducting war in a humane fashion.
Humane refers only to the act of not killing. Things humane does not refer to may include:
Where the civilians will go after evacuation. That is a personal matter and none of Israel’s business.
Complaints that Israel has left thousands homeless and destitute. These are signs of the ungratefulness that typifies Palestinians. Alive and still complaining.
Innocent people Hamas militants are hiding among. Killing or causing damage to their lives with as little restraint as possible is permitted.
Examples of acceptable ratios.
Over 600 deaths and more than 100,000 Palestinians displaced to kill 160 Militants
25 deaths (including 19 children) in order to kill one person is also within the justifiable range.
A UN sheltering school for housing the internally displaced in Gaza being bombed twice might seem like a lack of restraint. Especially if you consider that it’s nature was formally communicated to Israel three times.
But this is not the case. [end of explanation].
Rights of Israel:
As America has stated on several occasions. To do what is necessary to defend itself.
What is necessary’ is never truly defined. It can safely be assumed that it is somewhere in the ballpark of anything they like.
Rights of Palestinians:
Many believe that terrorism involves the use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in pursuit of political or ideological aims. This is incorrect. That is actually called self defense.
Terrorism can easily be defined as an act attributed to what Palestinians are doing at any given moment. If a Palestinian 12 year old child throws stones then they are a terrorist and Israel can, in good conscience, imprison them.
What Israel understands, that the rest of the world does not, is that to be condemned in a UN resolution is a great honor. It is a competition and Israel will always aim to win.
2013 saw 21 resolutions against Israel and 4 against the rest of the world.
The US position:
Everyone has the right to respond to violence against civilians with violence that mostly harms civilians….except Palestine. Palestine can’t do that.