Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Well, if one side has the intention of 'obliteration' of the other, and declares war on the other side...Is it war?
Hamas doesn't want to obliterate shit. Attempting to do so wipes them off the map.
They just want to consolidate power.
The sooner you stop looking at them as civilizational warriors, and instead as incredibly cynical politicians, the closer you'll be to figuring out how they work.