I can't understand how some of you guys think that Hamas is all about blowing school buses and killing civillians. I don't claim they haven't done such actions but this only comprisies 5% of their resistance work and is most likely done out of inability to reach a legitimate target (I'm not trying to justify this. It's haram
in Islam and Hamas should know better). Most of the times, their targets are of military nature. And they do a lot of humanitarian work in the occupied territories, including running orphanages and providing medical care for the needy. Since they seized control of Gaza, they achieved remarkable successes against corruption in the government, armed drug dealers, car theft gangs, etc. It's funny how these accomplishments don't make it to the news. I searched the net for news articles to support my claim and almost found nothing in English. Here's a 12-month-old article that I think is worth reading:
Now, let's see what Israel does with its high precision weaponry. Planes target Palestinian schools, residential neighbourhoods, beaches on weekend, even hospitals. Do you ever hear about this? Or does the news always read like: "Israeli air stike targets Hamas militant" , regardless of the whereabouts of that patrticular Hamas target nor the many other innocent, non-militant victims, including children, that were killed or injured. Then Hamas will retaliate with the firing of a few fire crakers, aka Qassam rockets, and a few Israelis in Sderot will have nervous breakdowns and, lo and behold!, Hamas are the terrorists again for terrorising the poor Israelis. Israel, the Nazi victims, are always victims. Hamas dragged them from all over the world and put them in Sderot to target them later for the mere amusement of Hamas terrorists, right?
What Israel doesn't seemto understand is more opression will breed tougher resistance and home-made Qassam rockets will one day become real, effective rockets.