A Palestinian state cannot be created by terrorism. It can be created through the reformation of political and economic institutions so that they reflect democracy, market economics, and real actions to confront terrorism.
Israel's latest assault on Gaza showed a very weak attempt at avoiding civilian deaths and injuries or the destruction of infrastructure. Similarly, Hamas rockets showed lack of concern for Israeli civilians.
The Israeli occupation is nowhere more evident than in the heart of this once thriving metropolis, whose hillsides hold 166,000 Palestinian residents but whose streets are a ghost town patrolled by the IDF.