So far the casualty count speak far louder that they are haphazard (and particularly incidents like the hospitals being hit when they knew they were occupied). I'm being nice interpreting this simply as reckless rather than deliberate. And beyond that, I didn't say do nothing, I said negotiate. In fact, this offensive has cost them more lives than all rocket attacks ever (not just recent ones, EVER). That isn't smart tactics if your goal is to improve safety unless you just like sacrificing your own troops.
And I didn't say they were indiscriminately massacring Arabs (nice completely BS reading of my post though). I'm quite certain they have reasons for every target they make, those reasons have just been shown to be very disturbing wanting on many occasions to the point of being inexcusable.
Please enlighten me then as to what you think those reasons are. You've said that you are starting to "agree with the skeptics" that the stated goals are "BS", that you are being "nice" by describing civilian casualties as reckless rather than deliberate, and that the reasons behind the targets that they make is "disturbing" and "inexcusable." If you aren't going to be clear with your language I have no choice but to read between the lines.
As for negotiations, obviously as a matter of principle negotiations are preferable over armed conflict, but Hamas isn't going to negotiate away its rockets or its underground tunnel system, and as a general strategy the less Israel negotiates with Hamas the better.
Reasons for what? Their stated goals I already gave. Their real goals, asking for such is just flame bait and you know it as neither of us know the truth, I just see the stated goals aren't compatible with their actions so I highly suspect there is some alternate goal.
As to the negotiations, when you start on the basis: "hey, give us your every ability to defend yourself" yeah, I'm sure that wouldn't go over well. Maybe something a tad more reasonable like, hey you stop shooting at us, and we'll stop killing you, might work better.