Erica, while your message is sweet unfortunately we don't live in that world. Hamas cannot be reasoned with and it is their mission to "destroy the State of Israel." A cease-fire today does not preclude violence tomorrow and unfortunately groups like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hizbullah will not be swayed by John Lennon lyrics. The only way to ensure peace for Israel is to disarm radical Islamic terrorists and terror organizations. If they have no weapons with which to fight, they cannot fight.
Palestinians, IDF clash in Jalazone after funeral of teen killed by IDF on Friday (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt, Israel, Hamas close to reaching cease-fire deal