It's axiomatic that in near any conflict the majority of the death and destruction is near always caused by the side with the greatest firepower.
-Neither the above not the letter below even mention Israeli action at all, never mind the fact that the majority of armaments & explosives expended that day and following on was indeed Israeli.
Levy mentions Kibbutz Be’eri but ommits to tell us that some of the Israeli deaths were according to eye witness reports caused by Israeli tank fire.
No-one mentions the twenty-eight no-less Israeli combat helicopters that fired all of the ammunition they were holding: which included hundreds of 30 mm cannon shells and Hellfire missiles on targets whose status : civilian or Hamas they had absolutely no idea whatsoever about, nor that they apparently restocked and returned with more.
It wasn't just that the Israelis expended more firepower, but that the firepower they had avalable and indeed used pretty indiscriminately in terms of weaponry was far more lethal than anything available or used by Hamas.
-No account of events can be taken seriously by considering only Hamas actions and ommiting the quite exponential Israeli reaction.