Having spent years reading propaganda and dealing with military and police euphemisms, allow me translate some of what is coming from Israeli and Hedgemony spokesweasels:
We are targeting “uniformed Hamas forces”. That would be cops, firemen, and postal workers.
We are targeting “Hamas buildings”. As the largest social services provider in Gaza, that would be daycare centers, schools, clinics, mosques, and community centers.
The Islamic University trained the people who built the rockets attacking Israel. They taught physics and chemistry classes in the science building.
The University was a meeting place for Hamas. Some people in Hamas went to that University.
We are targeting Hamas field agents. That would be local officials, like mayors and city councils.
Soon they will talk about “military support facilities”. Those are roads, bridges, and public utilities.
This is not going to help Israel in any meaningful way, has already gotten 5 Israelis killed with the response from forces in Gaza, and shows that the Israeli government and military have learned nothing from getting their butts kicked by Hezbollah in Lebanon. This doesn’t strengthen Israel, it endangers it. Hamas will survive, but the same may not be true of Mabarak in Egypt, whose government is under immense pressure because of the Israeli action. Turkey may be forced by its people to break all ties with Israel. Europe may restrict relations.
The Israeli leaders are acting in panic to their own elections and the inauguration of Barack Obama. Other nations now know the Israeli Defense Forces can be beaten, which is not good news for Israel. The Arab street has been refocused on Palestine, which is not good news for a lot of Arab and Muslim leaders. The only winner will be Iran, which has been a steadfast supporter of Hamas, and that is not good news for a whole lot of countries, the US included.