Let us make a few observations: 1.The Hamas attacks took place in the West Bank, not in Israel proper; 2. The victims were settlers (due to the location); 3. The attacks were not of the sophisticated variety: No car bombing, IED, or home penetration, only an easy to accomplish "drive-by shooting". How does one explain this lack of sophistication on the part of Hamas, the experts in bomb making?It was not for lack of time to plan the attacks, since the peace process was lasting for a while now. The simple answer is that Hamas is greatly weakened in the West Bank, due to the many arrests following their military wing becoming illegal in the PA. And Hamas couldn't make it to Israel proper since the 'security fence" has been completed (despite resistance by the settlers to its very existence. CONCLUSION: Things are working quite well, thank you. And once the settlers leave the West Bank, Israel has the way to prevent terrorist penetration into its area. Let Israel hurry up with the peace process and save those settler fanatics from harming all of us financially and diplomatically, and harming themselves physically.
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from the article: Israeli woman lightly wounded in West Bank shooting