So far it's been Hamas which either rejected ceasefire suggestions wholesale (while wailing they they are being "slaughtered") or broke them shortly by launching rockets into Israel again.
IDF violated their own unilateral 3hr ceasefire two days ago, and between you and me, I think it's the ball is really on Israel's court, because it's not 40% of Tel Aviv that was bombed* this month leaving so many homeless, it's the completely blockaded Gaza Strip that was half-obliterated. Hamas after all is a terrorist organisation that gained power because people were driven to despair. I don't think how will Hamas go away when the conditions that created fertile ground for them are still there (that unity government thing that was announced before the bombing began that month seemed like a step to a new direction btw)
* And just to be clear before Lietmotiv again suggests that "maybe some of you want to see Israeli cities bombed", I'm glad Tel Aviv and all the other cities aren't under heavy fire and that people are as safe as they can be.
Where's this data from?
I was listening to BBC World Service, and I do believe they get their numbers from the UN.
The distinction between civilians and combatants isn't that meaningful when you have no organised army.
I don't think that's the situation here. The soldiers sent into Gaza are mostly regular infantry brigades and special forces, their training lasts at least six months.
They are probably still young conscripts though. Not that it matters. Even if Israel had a volunteer/professional army, it wouldn't be a free choice, because that kind of army is just a substitute for social welfare (see US and how most people join the Army to escape poverty).
I sencirely feel great sympathy for everyone forced to fight wars, whether a conscript or one who was left with no other options but to enlist; and great respect for those who deny to be conscripted and aren't afraid of going to jail over that.