Only negotiations can bring lasting peace to Israel and Palestine | Curio

Only negotiations can bring lasting peace to Israel and Palestine

6 mins | May 17, 2021

Managing the conflict is no solution. "The violence, as ever, is counterproductive. Turning Israeli cities 'into hell', as Hamas threatens, will not help the Palestinians who suffer grievously in Gaza — just the opposite, in fact. Every rocket that Hamas fires makes it easier for Israel to claim that it has 'no partner for peace' and to intensify its siege of Gaza. But Israel, too, must reconsider its strategy. Its leaders view the broader conflict as something to be managed, not solved. Yet its unjust treatment of the Palestinians stores up trouble. Today’s crisis was predictable — even if the spark that ignited it was not."

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