(1) The conflict Israel has is not only with the "Palestinians" but rather with the entire Muslim-Arab world, the one that has been united since 1948 in attempting to wipe Israel off the face of earth. (2) Instead of promoting regional advancement from which all the peoples and states of the region and its environment can benefit, the Arabs prefer to keep their peoples disadvantaged, only to ensure that the struggle to eliminate Israel is successful. Translation: destruction and digression is more important for them than construction and progress. When, oh when will they ever learn...?? P.S. The Arabs' reaction amounts to a categorical refusal to accept Israel and its right to be, to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people, against historic, ethical and legal reasoning for Israel's existence that have been accepted by the rest of the international community, but for the Muslim-Arabs.
53-year-old Israeli woman lightly wounded by stone-throwing near Efrat settlement (Haaretz)