Solving your problem with violence is like solving your problem with alcohol, all you get is your problem plus violence
David Swanson has the best take yet on the current situation in Gaza. Since 1948 the Palestinians have chosen violence as a way to solve their problem and since 1948 their situation has gotten worse. Even if you could use the Geneva Convention and an occupied people's right to self defense as a way of rationalizing the use of rocket attacks, it is not working for the Palestinian people. Once again violence has left them worse off then they were before. A sustained campaign of non-violence would have produced a homeland decades ago. From India, to the American South, to Argentina, to the Philippines, to Eastern Europe, non-violence has a solid history of success. From the Middle East, to Kurdestan, to the Balkans, to Northern Ireland, violence has been a complete failure. Even when it succeeds, as in successive communist revolutions, it creates nightmares worse that what preceded it.