The Israelis have shown tremendous restraint for the past week by enduring the continuous bombing of their country by those who have pubically sworn to wipe them off the face of the Earth.
They have targeted only military installations. Even reports from Gaza indicate that there are relatively few civilian casualties on their side.
Israel could have simply indiscriminately bombed them back to the stone age. Given the fact that they are surrounded by an entire region that wants to kill them, common sense would dictate that such action would be warranted. Ah, but there's the rub with MSNBC - common sense.