There is no need for the Palestinians to used armed resistance - for now. Operation Cast Lead made it impossible for Western public opinion to ignore, or feign indifference to, the atrocities committed by Israel; witness for example the passing of a resolution by the congress of UK trade unions for a mass boycott of Israel which parallels those of South Africa and Ireland. There is also a US president in power who is not so deeply attached to the misguided sentiment that Zionism brings opportunities and benefits to American interests in the Middle East. He must be given time to bring about a two-state solution, or to come to appreciate that Israel has never sought peace.
U.S. defense chief tells Congress: Military options remain against Iran (DPA)
from the article: The Gaza War 'victory' - Has Israel grown dependent on terror?