The author writes that the settlers' trauma is likely to last for years. One only hopes that this will be the case. The motivation is not one of malice towards the settlers. The idea is that they must understand that the project they have undertaken for the last thirty odd years must never be realized again. They must understand that peace is not a free commodity, but - just like everything else in this world - has a fixed price. If their pain will serve as the reminder of the price of peace, then it is well worth it. The message is simple: No more wars, no more conquests, no more occupation.
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