The other casualty of this further violence is the hope for peace. Israelis, for very understandable reasons no longer care who is responsible for the violence. All they know is that, in the end, there will always be a Palestinian group that will initiate violence. As a result they say ‘why should we take the risk of retreating to the 1967 borders? Why should we rely on Palestinians to keep the peace? All we’ll get is rockets on Tel Aviv, So the world won’t like us for the occupation; we can live with that, but not with rockets on our population centers”.
I am not arguing about morality now. I am not talking about whose ultimate responsibility this tragic conflict is; and I am not participating in the war of ‘narratives’ about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
I am talking simple realpolitik. Israelis will not move towards peace if Hamas will not radically change its p
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