I'm pretty sure this is all part of the Palestinian MO... throw missile volley's into Israel so they respond. When women, children or babies or killed they cart them out for the camera to get the world's sympathy and get public sentiment against Israel. They've even given it a term, the "Dead Baby Strategy". It's pretty sick actually. And pretty sad that it's effective for people such as yourself.
I'm not really affected and my opinion isn't swayed by propoganda - and the notion that Palestinians use human shields is an opinion. To say that they (even the worst militants) will strap bombs to their own children is complete bunk.
The fact is, most of us Americans have no idea what Palestinians have endured, and continue to endure DAILY by a military occupation. Gaza is a big prison, haven't you been paying attention?
Look, I will never be an apologist for militant attacks - Hamas is wrong. I don't agree with the aspirations to make a Palestinian state an Islamic State, just like I don't accept an Israeli Government that is Jewish or a Saudi Government that is Islamic.
I am an American, and I have American standards. Equality and Liberty to all is what we should be promoting and insisting on when we funnel BILLIONS of taxpayer money into another government.
Sorry if I seem offensive, but I KNOW that freedom is as important to Palestinians as it is to us Americans. There is no way you understand what Palestinians endure - in Israel proper or in the Occupied Territories.
All of my opinions are based on what I have seen my self. What my family endures over there, and what I have experienced aren't in the same hemisphere as a lot of the hawkish, ignorant positions I see from my friends here on the board.