War without mercy is official Israeli policy. Rule of law principles don't matter.
Throughout its entire history, Israel waged genocidal war on Palestine.
Its 1947-48 War of Independence prioritized an exclusive Jewish state with no Arab presence.
Strategy was by any means possible. It included mass murder, destruction and forced displacement.
According to historian Ilan Pappe, Israeli policy involved "large-scale intimidation; laying siege to and bombarding villages and population centres; setting fire to homes, properties and goods; expulsion; demolition; and finally, planting mines among the rubble to prevent any of the expelled inhabitants from returning."
Israel's dirty war took six months to complete. It was a walkover. It forcibly displaced about 800,000 Palestinians. It murdered many others.
It destroyed 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other cities.