This low intensity war has been a reason for the collapse of the Israeli left. As commenter Y.Ilan states:
I would say that the main driver behind the collapse of the idealistic left in Israel is that as time went on, more and more Israelis were born into a situation that can be described as eternal low-level violent cconflict. I can see it within my own Ashkenazi, formerly wholly leftist family. It is simply untenable to both see the situation practically, serve in the IDF, and at the same time keep being genuinely left-winged. The only truly left-leaning Jewish people I meet nowadays have either never served in the army or are genuinely insane.
A Palestinian attacker opened fire early Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence.
Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers praised the attack but stopped short of taking responsibility for it. Israeli officials said the attacker was a 37-year-old Palestinian father of four who appeared to have acted alone.
The attack comes at a tense period amid the Jewish high holidays and is likely to complicate the mediation efforts of U.S. peace envoy Jason Greenblatt who had just arrived in the region for meetings with Israeli and Palestinians leaders.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Israel (IL) is estimated to have a population of 8.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.8 million.