If stopping the occupation was the key then why did missiles rain down on Israel when they took the steps of leaving Gaza in good faith? Maybe if the Palestinians declared that the war that they started over 60 years ago was over and that they were ready to make a peaceful settlement between the two countries, then Israel would have no reason to continue the occupation....but until the Palestinians say that they no longer wish for Israel's destruction and no longer wish for war Israel will and should continue the occupation. This conflict goes back much further than the last decade, so you should get your facts straight before commenting.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas official: Palestinians should fire at Israel from West Bank