you can't trust the media on this one

Obviously this is an oversimplified cartoon, but let me preemptively handle some points.

  • Hamas fires rockets out of population hubs like schools, apartments, and hospitals.
  • Hamas also often keeps families inside the launch sights under the idea that to die and make Israel look bad is honorable.
  • Israel airdrops leaflets near the discovered launch sights warning everyone to evacuate before they take out the building. They also send a dud shell on top of the building about a minute before the rest of the shells so that people know which building and have time to get out.
  • Because so many Palestinians are determined to die to stain Israel, they stay in the buildings anyway.
  • This is what gets the media attention.
  • This is what allows Hamas to paint themselves as “Freedom Fighters” while they sacrifice their own people.