Exactly, and what does one nation do when it's attacked by another? The two nations go to war. The only positive thing that comes out of this is that the Palestinians will finaly have their own state. When the attacks continue anyways, what will their excuse be then? When their standard of living actually drops, what will their excuse be then? And best of all, when rockets come out of the once 'occupied' territory and the Israelis respond by blowing the holy hell out of the whole area from which it was launched, they don't have to rebuild shit anymore. It's no longer their problem. There isn't much else good that will come of this for the Israelis, and only time will tell if it was a good idea in the long run, but what else can they do?