Israeli settlers kill a Palestinian couple by burning down their house. The PA responds by giving 10 million dollars to Hamas. Would Israelis see this as a reasonable response? Would it convince them of the Palestinians' wish for peace? Would it punish the killers? In fact, would it be helpful in any way to achieve any positive result? The answer is obviously no. So why is it a good thing to escalate the conflict when it is Israel doing it?
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas aide: Israel's approval of West Bank homes 'unacceptable'