It was indeed a fallacy for Israel to hope that crushing the Palestinian population would force them to turn against Hamas which they had just elected. A cursory glance at resistance movements during the second world war should have proved this; instead, as it is suffering hardships, the population clings ever tighter to the government it elected; never does it turn towards supporting its oppressors. It was amazing that Israel thought this tactic could succeed. As it hasn't, surely the best thing now would be to pay the money Israel is illegally holding back from the Palestinians and to keep from interfering in Gaza. It's possible Hamas, which provides social services, may be able to bring some stability to the region. And that would be good for Israel too.
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from the article: Let Gaza live