The leader of Hamas hangs out in Qatari hotels, sufficiently removed from the reality of what is taking place on the ground. I’ve a great deal of sympathy for the ordinary Palestinians who are bearing the brunt of clumsy Israeli aggression.
The fact is that Israel could almost afford to ignore Hamas rocket attacks altogether. The total number of Israeli civilians killed by Hamas is 3 people. I looked up the road death statistics, it’s clear that more Israeli civilians died running a red light since 7 July than due to Hamas.
Hamas doesn’t do a good job of presenting itself as a rational agent. It doesn’t care about the fate of the people it purports to represent.