It is certainly true that the current government of Israel has not brought about peace, and that in the absence of a peaceful solution acts of violence will not cease. The occupation has never prevented terrorism. In addition, the fact that the withdrawal from Gaza was undertaken unilaterally, rather than in negotiation with the Palestinian Authority, reinforced the strength of Hamas, who convinced the Palestinians that they had forced Israel to withdraw. It is a lesson worth learning from.

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