FT.com / Home UK / UK - A proposal to curb the escalating tension in Gaza: "Ever since the Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit was abducted by Palestinian militants a little over a week ago, all actors in the current drama in Gaza have been performing according to script.
Not knowing what to do, they are doing what they know. For Hamas - the elected Palestinian government - that means violence; for Israel, collective punishment; and for the international community - well, not much really. None of this will lead anywhere, certainly nowhere good. There is a desperate need for all parties to reassess pragmatically their positions."