"No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling,"
I just heard a panel discussion on Channel 10 and Dr. Anat Berko made a point on this.
Paraphrasing, she said that the Gaza civilians should be thankful that Israel has the Iron Dome
for otherwise, if buildings in Israel would have been toppled and the fatality rate among Israelis would have been much higher, the ferociousness of the IDF in its fighting would have been such that the civilians of Gaza would have regretted supporting Hamas.
And now this, from CNN's political commentator:
what the Iron Dome does is it also takes away all of Hamas's military leverage
He (Marc Lamont Hill) also said:
I'm pleased to see the United States finally joining the international community in condemning Israel for this reckless assault on innocent lives, but it is hard to condemn Israel when you fund them with so much of the money and so many of the weapons.