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Jeff: The Palestinians had a great opportunity to have peace and quiet in Gaza. A quiet walk in the park or along the sea side was definitely on offer. Israelis left, and from all sources it is clear they hoped this would end conflict on that border. From day 1, rockets were fired into Israel. Israel made it clear it could not tolerate this. Hamas not only doesn't try anything to stop it, but actually applauds the sending of rockets from Gaza. Hamas very obviously DID NOT WANT peace in Gaza. Israel DID. Gaza could have been the first great step in a series of confidence building. Recognize the right of Israel to exist and in peace, would be another one. This doesn't stop them from fighting from the West Bank, or tie them down to any definition of those borders. But they can't even do that. Hamas refuses the option of peace even as a possibility. There is nothing Israel can do. There is nothing the international community can do. The Palestinians are free to select their government. With that freedom comes the responsibility for the acts of that government and its consequences.