Hamas 'endangering its own people' - Israeli minister
19 November 2012 Last updated at 16:55 GMT
Israel is doing its best to target terrorists and their infrastructure, a cabinet minister has told the BBC's Ben Brown in Ashdod.
Uzi Landau said his country had been forced to the point of war by "continued bombardment" from Gaza.
He said there was minimum "collateral damage" and rockets had been launched from schoolyards, and near to mosques and hospitals.