It is important to recognize that Israelis and Palestinians both want peace, but Hamas‘ reign in Gaza repeatedly undermines these efforts.
The ongoing attacks, including last week’s assault, demonstrate a need to destroy the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. Once Hamas is defeated, peace talks can continue, and the hope for a peaceful two-state solution can endure.
A brighter day for the Middle East may be near, but in it there would be no room for Hamas.
Avi Dichter is a member of the Israeli Knesset and a former Shin Bet director.