I agree with almost all of this. I realise the suffering of the Palestinians is immense. The everyday humiliations are bad enough, let alone the stifled living conditions. I've been to Hebron in the West Bank and was shown around by a Palestinian on a political tour. The sorts of things I saw were pretty shocking and made me question the sanity of the Settlers - their general cruelty, selfishness and assholery is just astounding. What also amazed me is how no matter how much the Palestinians get knocked down and pushed around, they get up and do their best to get on with their lives. The manage to scratch out a sense of normalcy in such oppressive and uncertain conditions. The also manage to be kind, friendly and generous to others in the process, after all they've been through.