A few more closed gate games would get the fans to police their own behavior. Try being a Palestinian, especially non-Muslim, and criticize Hamas in Palestine and see what happens. Try protesting for freedom of speech and democracy and see what happens. Try to openly support the two-state solution and see what happens. And since the left loves identity politics so much, try being gay in Palestine. Ever notice how the numbers of dead are always much, much higher on one side of this conflict? Almost as if some kind of atrocious victimization was happening, with the powerful systematically slaughtering the powerless, year after year, and getting away with it. If you believe that the 2005 withdrawal suddenly created the potential of a thriving economy you are sadly misinformed. Israel maintained effective control of the Gaza Strip and thus remains the occupying power as defined by Article 47 of the Hague Regulations.