Brian Eno nails it in Stealing Gaza.
Gaza is now an experiment in provocation. Stuff one and a half million people into a tiny space, stifle their access to water, electricity, food and medical treatment, destroy their livelihoods, and humiliate them regularly...and, surprise, surprise - they turn hostile. Now why would you want to make that experiment?Eno is the avante-garde guitarist whose album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts brought my split musical worlds together in the 80s. Now he nails the horrors of Gaza, the complexity and ambiguity of Israeli motivations. You can download, legally, tracks from the album at this site.
Because the hostility you provoke is the whole point. Now 'under attack' you can cast yourself as the victim, and call out the helicopter gunships and the F16 attack fighters and the heavy tanks and the guided missiles, and destroy yet more of the pathetic remains of infrastructure that the Palestinian state still has left. And then you can point to it as a hopeless case, unfit to govern itself, a terrorist state, a state with which you couldn't possibly reach an accommodation.