The Israeli Defense Forces often calls the militants whose homes it intends to strike minutes before doing so, a way of minimizing the deaths of any women and children who might be inside. But the phone calls are no guarantee that innocents will be spared.
Nov. 26, 2012 The sun sets on the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City. An uneasy quiet has settled around the city as a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas holds after eight days of strikes in Gaza City. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo