Israel only ever tries violence, terrorism and targeted assassination as the best forms of defence.The nation was born in 1948 out of Israeli violence and terrorism against the British. Terrorism was rewarded and its attacks and aggression on its neighbouring countries since then hardly endeared it to those nations. An Israeli promotional film, I recently saw at church, actually admitted it was surrounded by enemies, as if this was something to be proud of rather than ashamed of, as a sign of failure.
After 64 years, I would have thought Israel would have tried a different strategy to win friends and influence people - even if this was only out of sheer self-interest to improve its security and future prospects. But, then, it is an outpost of what the Palestinians see as the loathed USA/West in the very heart of the Arab/Muslim Middle East. So, what more can one expect from Israel/USA/UK than continued warfare to ratchet up the hatred, to never bring peace with justice for either Israel or Palestine?