A couple of months ago, I read an article on failed states and hear a radio program on failed states. The only long term solution to resurrect them is to carry out proper Reconstruction of the infrastructure and to help build a better life for the inhabitants. If they have better facilities and homes, they do not want them destroyed. Anything else guarantees continuing conflict and the population fighting the oppressor. For the life of me, I cannot understand why Israel and Egypt would want to keep the populations of Gaza and the West Bank impoverished. It just makes no sense. Unless the governments of each country want the continued conflict that is assured by their current actions. Then the question for the ordinary Israeli or Egyptian is "Why?" Why is the government creating the situation which is almost guaranteed to get it's civilians killed?
Russian PM Medvedev says the use of ground troops in Syria could result in world war (AP)
from the article: Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it's too late