This is what it amounts to, every time Israel decides to send a message to the Palestinians (or whatever it is that the Israeli government is trying to do). The barrel is Gaza:
The territory is 41 kilometers (25 mi) long, and from 6 to 12 kilometers (3.7 to 7.5 mi) wide, with a total area of 365 square kilometers (141 sq mi).
The population density is about 13,000 per square mile; compare this to Chicago at about 12,000 per square mile.
Certainly, the government of Israel and the government of the United States would like you to believe that the residents of Gaza call hell down upon themselves. Perhaps…all 2 million of them.
I just keep in mind who has the position of power in the relationship. Israel has the military grade hardware; Israel controls the exits; the United States vetoes every resolution.
The residents of Gaza are fish in a barrel. Good for being shot because they are easy to shoot; and, like fish in a barrel, unable to escape.