I said this before and I'll say it again, and now I understand what when I said it before people didn't like me. The real solution to Israel vs Palestine is a one state solution. The two state solution is not a real solution because Palestine is destined to become a failed state.
It is obvious that poltically, the Palestinian people in Gaza desire for their elected(?) government representatives to initiate violent hostilities towards the state of Israel. It really doesn't matter who started it. It's started. It's war. Nothing more and nothing less. It's a small war, and on global the scale of things, it's a rather inconsequential war, notable only to the extent that bourgie Americans and Europeans indulge their bloodlust by proxy. The news:
(Reuters) - Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.
Earlier, a Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 19, six of them children.
Israeli warplanes bombed targets in and around Gaza city for a second day, shaking tall buildings. In a sign of possible escalation, the armed forces spokesman said the military had received the green light to call in up to 30,000 reserve troops.
Plumes of smoke and dust furled into a sky laced with the vapor trails of outgoing rockets over the crowded city, where four young children killed on Wednesday were buried.
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Palestinian militants would pay a price for firing the missiles.
So here is the problem of the 21C. If you launch rockets at the nation next door and you are really a proto-nation, how should the problem be resolved? I say it should be done in national terms. Which basically means somebody is going to have to say that Palestine is a nation and then the war can be a normal war.
Here's the paradox. A one state solution is the only way in which Palestinians can get civil rights in an actually civilized nation, but to have all those annexed people running around Israel means domestic violence via rocketry - the very kind that makes a joke of civil rights because of the requirements of homeland security. A two state solution is essentially what you have when there is a state of hostilities involving two governmental authorities shelling each other's population.
So I'm saying that right now, a two state solution exists with one of them being a failed state, so failed that even the UN doesn't actually recognize them as a state. So there will be no peace the problem is solved. How is it solved? With war.
Sooner or later the world is going to have to accept that this is war. And sooner or later Israel is going to have to pursue the war as if it is a war. I don't see exactly if they have an economic reason not to. So here's the final question. Considering that there are 3.5 odd million Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, what kind of refugee problem is Israel willing to face?