I've read two well written posts today about the mistake of sending aid to Hamas. First, Carl of Israelmatzav compares the dependence on foreign aid by the Palestinians to an addiction.
Second, Bruce Thornton of the Victor David Hanson site writes in his essay "Fig Leaf Diplomacy":
"The war against jihad will never be won until Muslims themselves are convinced that jihad will fail."....."Unfortunately, in the case of Israel for forty years we have not only failded to show that the wages of jihad is death and failure, but we have indulged, subsidized, and rewarded terrorism."
Read the whole thing.