Israel can defend itself. Israel doesn't have to be gentle with the Palestinians if they decide to renew their attempts to kill Israelis. Unfortunately for the Palestinians, the UN may not support Israel AND the Palestinians because of the world economic situation. The question is whether the Palestinians on the West Bank will prefer to lose there freedom and economy or continue to keep the statues quo.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: UN envoy: Israel must take Abbas threats to dismantle PA seriously