I am not an expert on this one by any means. but jon stewart brings up a great point.
War isn’t the answer.
Bloomberg: If you’re in your apartment and some emotionally disturbed person is banging on your door, screaming “I’m going to come through this door and kill you!” do you want us to respond with one police officer, which is proportional, or with all the resources at our command?
Stewart: I guess it depends if I forced that guy to live in my hallway… and go through checkpoints every time he has to take a shit! But then again, by removing him by force… I guess if you believe that there are no more crazy people in New York… oookay!
Also worth reading from the NYT Op-Ed: What You Don’t Know About Gaza.