Because they said they believe that Hamas are hiding their war bunkers under civilian homes - apparently.
What amazes me is that once these building have been bombed to the ground one would expect to at least see some evidence of these tunnels that they're talking about. Craters maybe? somewhere in the vicinity, no, just a pile of rubble in situ. So were they successful in bombing the tunnels ( if there are any) or was it just the buildings that were destroyed and a number of civilians killed as there doesn't seem to be any evidence that any tunnels have been destroyed? It looks very much as they are just bombing any building they choose and creating a massive homeless population. Where exactly are these innocent civilians going to go when they've destroyed their homes, they can't all be housed in the UN school, as many of them are, at the moment.
They also bombed 13 factories in the industrial sector. The unemployment is already SKY HIGH in Gaza, and this will only add to that. IF and when people can rebuild...how are they going to go back to work. The medical system there is a shambles as well.
The day AFTER the cease fire, IDF soldiers were escorting a group of settlers through the Al Aqsa Mosque. I SWEAR it's like they are just trying to start it back up.
Six hospitals and 11 primary healthcare centres have also been damaged, along with Gaza's only Covid-19 testing laboratory. Another hospital is not functioning because of a fuel shortage.
" Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years.
Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as prime minister. But if he wants to keep the job, he will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of parties from the political right, left and center.
The eight parties, including a small Arab faction that is making history by sitting in the ruling coalition, are united in their opposition to Netanyahu and new elections but agree on little else. They are likely to pursue a modest agenda that seeks to reduce tensions with the Palestinians and maintain good relations with the U.S. without launching any major initiatives."