|Police and Army are two different jobs:|
Police - protect civilians. That means that any criminals holding hostages are holding the civilians you are supposed to protect. They also deal with people who are ordinary criminals, and whose self-preservation is important to them. There are specialists who understand their psychology and can negotiate release. Finally, if despite all this, force must be used, any deaths of civilians - even by a police bullet - are the responsibility of the criminal.
Army - Win the battle and protect your nation and your civilians. If your opponent uses its OWN CITIZENS as shields, then they are abrogating their own responsibility and doing the exact opposite of what they should do - that is the key difference between a real army and terrorists. Terrorists kill the very people that a true soldier would protect. In regards to civilian casualties, the enemy is responsible for not fighting and deliberately putting his own civilians in harm's way, so the deaths are the responsibilty of the terrorists who are killing them by the methods they fight with.
First - The land was worthless before value was added to it, second, it was annexed after an aggressive war against Israel after they were attacked without provocation, in order to defend themselves. That is the point, it is not rightfully theirs at all. And from my POV, the Israelis are willing to live in peace with me, do not claim they want to kill me, and create businesses and markets for me to trade with. The Palestinians create suicide bombers. Time to do what we did to Japan and Germany and annhilate the enemy ruthlessly until they surrender unconditionally.