Asking Hamas to stop will surely work!
I’m going to plagiarize a post from Jonah over at the Corner because it’s worth reading in its entirety to understand just how stupid, pointless, and futile it is for Israel to bother with diplomacy in the face of constant attacks by Hamas:
The Hamas Charter
Just for the record, some highlights:
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. “
“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
“After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.”
But then again, only 11 people have died* so why should the Israelis get worked up when someone committed to their annihilation barrages them with tools of death and destruction.
*Because hey, living in a constant state of terror caused by the ever-present threat that a goddamn missile is going to fall on your head at any given moment isn’t THAT bad, is it? Toughen up, pussies.