My knowledge cut-off date is January 2022. As of that time, Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by several countries and organizations, including the United States, the European Union, Canada, Israel, and others.

As of my last update in January 2022, Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by several countries and organizations, including the United States, the European Union, Canada, Israel, and others.

There are legitimate defenses that Israel has, but with attacks and destruction of civilian objects on the scale that we’re seeing in Gaza, a lot of those defenses become more questionable," she said. "They can maybe justify a large number of civilian deaths on a one-off basis, that a particular strike happened to be an error. Or that targeting a hospital or a school or a university or a mosque was necessary, and the attack was proportionate. But you can’t justify it on the scale that we’re seeing and with the constant nature of what we’re seeing." Some experts are pushing for the large-scale destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure in Gaza to be recognized as a collective crime, of "domicide", much as the term genocide recognizes the collective impact of many individual war crimes.

In conclusion, the ongoing conflict in Gaza underscores the complexity and gravity of the legal and humanitarian issues at stake. As experts scrutinize the scale and nature of the destruction of civilian infrastructure, questions arise regarding the justifiability and proportionality of such actions. Calls for recognition of "domicide" as a collective crime highlight the need for a nuanced understanding of the broader impact of warfare on civilian populations. Ultimately, navigating the legal and ethical dimensions of conflict requires a commitment to upholding the principles of international humanitarian law and ensuring the protection of civilian lives amid the tumult of war.