Originally Posted by S_YORAM1@BEZEQIN
By the same token, Israel has the right to defend itself by armed means, and as a full member state to call on other UN members to assist it, in case of attacks like the one from Gaza, which Israel does not occupy.
You don't seriously think Israel would seek legal recourse, do you? That would be like a car thief taking the owner of the car to court because he damaged it in the course of trying to stop the thief from stealing it.
Gaza is still legally and effectively occupied by Israel. To say Israel's military isn't in control of the lives of the population of Gaza, is like saying someone doesn't control the lives of the fish in his fish tank unless he is in there swimming with them. But that's besides the point.
The Palestinian state exist in the West Bank and Gaza. Just as the French who lived in parts of France which Germany didn't occupy during WW2 still had a right to resist the occupation in the parts of France Germany did occupy, the Palestinians would have that same right. As I'm sure you will know full well, even though you won't want to admit it, many of the rockets fired out of Gaza by groups such as Islamic Jihad, are in response to Israel's aggressive actions in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians living in Gaza have just as much right to resist the occupation as the Palestinians living in the West Bank have.