"We hit Hamas hard [in Operation Cast Lead], but that does not mean it will disappear," said Defense Minister Ehud Barak during a Tuesday morning visit to soldiers stationed near Gaza. "There will be attacks occasionally."
In other words, what can we do?
Would it be acceptable, then, to say to the U.S.'s George Mitchell something like:
There will always be occasional establishment of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria because that is the Jewish homeland and Jews should be able to live there. Arabs live among Jews in Israel, why can't Jews live among Arabs?