While there are many terrorists in the Gaza Strip, intent on causing death and destruction in neighbouring Israel, there are also innocent by-standers.
No less a person than US President Joe Biden has called for an investigation into civilian casualties.
To avoid civilians being drawn into a conflict that is not of their choosing, Israel will start employing Smart Rockets. After they land, these highly intelligent missiles ask, as many people as possible, how they voted. Did they support Palestinian Islamic Jihad or Hamas?
Only if there are enough supporters of these terrorist organizations will the Smart Rocket explode. Otherwise, it will apologize for any inconvenience it has caused and go to sleep.
Hopefully, this will satisfy President Biden. If the president has some spare time, he could look into some US attacks on innocent civilians. He could start with the bombing of Dresden in which some 250,000 civilians, mostly women, children, and the elderly, were killed. This attack has been rightfully called “the biggest single massacre in European history.” But the US did have an excuse, there was a war going on.
The president could also remind himself of the 1.4 million civilian casualties in South Vietnam, including 415,000 deaths, until the US occupiers handed it back to its rightful owners, the Vietnamese. Some 643,000 tons of bombs were dropped on North Vietnam that fell where they fell, on civilians and fighters alike. Of course, the US had an excuse, there was a war going on.
While he is in a pensive mood, the president could wonder if the US raids on Cambodia were really necessary. The US dropped over 540,000 tons of bombs, resulting in up to 500,000 civilian deaths. Of course, the US had an excuse, there was a war going on.
Perhaps President Joe Biden will, at last, understand what we Israelis have known for some time – there is a war going on.