I don't justify violence. They shouldn't fire on civilians, just as Israel shouldn't fire on civilians. I never said their firing rockets into Israel was good. I was commenting on the disproportionate manner of Israel's response. Hamas are a product of their circumstance. I was pointing out to you that they refuse to acknowledge Israel's legitimacy as much as Israel refuses to acknowledge their legitimacy as an elected Government. Israel was not exactly understanding or friendly with Fatah either. What the Palestinians need is a Government who will care for their well being. They voted for the political wing of Hamas, because they see Hamas as being resistance fighters against their oppression. I would imagine that if Israel did withdraw completely and stop encroaching on Palestinian lands, the Palestinians would build a sustainable Government. But at present, with the wall, the check points, the blockades.. it creates more enemies and will result in more hatred from the Palestinians and they will vote for the people they think will fight for their rights. I found this comment interesting.. And Druze don't have much of a choice. They are forced to serve due to an agreement from 1956. There is apparently a growing movement amongst a minority of Druze end the terms of that agreement when it comes to serving in the IDF.