Moral Dilemmas Regarding Israel-Gaza Border Crossings

BBC: Israel’s dilemma over sick Gazans
Sick Gazans treatment in Israeli hospital near Gaza is under attack by terrorists’ rockets and mortars. I understand that Erez border crossing can be thought of as a legitimate target – Israeli soldiers are guarding it and a soldier is a legitimate target in a war. Although if I were a Palestinian I would choose other targets, because Erez is used to transfer humanitarian aid. But why would Palestinians launch rockets on a hospital that treats Palestinians? Sometimes it seems that there are a few hard-line terrorists there that have no remorse to their own people, and they’ll do virtually anything to kill Israelis.

Reminds me of this case where a Palestinian girl tried to blow up a hospital where she was treated, because she had severe burns that prevented her from marrying and having a happy life:


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