Israel will have no contact with the Palestinian Authority, which is a hostile entity, and will work toward preventing any entrenchment of the Hamas government’s rule.
Anyone who fires a rocket and anyone who participates in terror acts will be dealt with without hesitation.
Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
April 9, 2006
Israel exerts diplomatic, military pressure on Hamas
[With nearly all the foreign aid to Palestine cut off and Hamas unable to pay the government workers and many people about to go hungry things may get very “interesting” soon. When people get hungry their motivation for “less than lawful” activities is dramatically increased. With Israel ready, willing, and able to respond to these “less than lawful” activities there is likely to be significant bloodshed in the near future and most of the blood will be Palestinian.–Joe]