Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amiram Levine, former head of the Northern Command, called on the IDF to target Gaza civilians hiding terrorists in their homes.
"We must consistently act in order to punish all groups that launch attacks and civilians who allow them to shoot and hide on their premises," Levine told Army Radio on Friday morning.
Levine criticized talk of toppling the Hamas regime the Strip.
"Talk of fighting to topple the Hamas regime is incorrect and difficult to achieve," he said.