The decision is a difficult and complex process of weighing up competing safety considerations.
People in Gaza want the attacks to be over - but "we should finish with a strong resistance".
Journalists in Gaza City watched in horror as the Israelis killed what were clearly young boys.
Hordes of Gazans have fled their homes following Israel warning that it would "strike with might" against what it says are rocket-launching sites.
Brutalised civilians recall the horrific toll of the last Israeli invasion and fear it will happen again.
Fadwa Barghouti says her husband, Marwan, would stand as president and push for a two-state solution if granted his freedom by Israel.
Public opinion, like old generals, is always preparing to fight the last war.
Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown on July 3 after mass protests. Since then, he has not been heard from.
Outrage sparked by new twists in the case of an Australia-Israel citizen who killed himself in prison in Israel.
Human rights commissioner reveals blood-letting is a third more than previously estimated.