On one side, Palestinians refuse to negotiate terms and conditions so that the settlements stop. If they give up the fantasy of having Jerusalem as their capital and declaring Israel as a Jewish state (as simple as saying hello), the constructions would stop. On the other hand, Israel is building and building without taking into consideration that such moves only provoke Palestinians even more. By getting so close to Palestinian villages, one day, they may well face a wave of hundreds of mad Palestinians marching towards them. How will Israel fend off such a wave of angry protesters?
Palestinian man suffers light wounds from rocks thrown by Jewish men in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF agrees to expansion of West Bank settlement