Sorry Teribus, but that sounds like it could be applied both ways. I have heard a lot about the 8,000 rockets fired by various militant groups (including Hamas) into Israel from Gaza. It has been proposed that this is proof of their so-called intent to 'wipe Israel off the map'. Yet the casualties in all those rocket attacks were literally a handful of Israelis.
So, were they too playing hide and seek? I gather they were huddling terrified in bomb shelters most of that time, which no person should have to do in this day and age. Or perhaps the militants have 'no desire to annihilate anyone'?
A lot has been said (including by you) about why both these things are bad and wrong, and I agree with you. But do you not have the humanity to apply the same standards to Israel's neighbours? If more Palestinians weren't killed it was probably because they too, were huddled terrified wherever they could find shelter. Yet around one a half thousand died over a short period which is one and a half thousand too many.