Think about it, Jon. Who else to they have to support? Who is coming to their aid? One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. Even if they do provoke retalilatory responses, the people see "fighting back" better than just lying there and being a doormat. They are in a lose-lose situation and have been there for 40 years.
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from the article: IAF drops pamphlets in Gaza outlining terms for cease-fire