What Israel Should Do

Instead of conflating the Palestinian people in Gaza with Hamas, Israel should be trying to drive a wedge between them. I get the impression that by now Israel has inflicted more than twice as much death, destruction, and suffering on Gazans than Hamas has inflicted on Israel. Rather than perpetuate, intensify, and thereby promote the revenge and death spiral, Israel should declare the war to be over and take magnanimous steps and show good will toward Palestinians, at the same time warning Hamas that resumed attacks on Israel will met with at least twice as much death and destruction in return.