Israel"s pre-1967 borders were too vulnerable, as shown by the arabs attacking from the west bank twice (in 1948 and 1967). Under likud, though, the settlements expanded greatly (in order to thicken israel"s narrow waist, to protect tel aviv at the narrow waist, protect. 4th geneva convention of 1949 prevents an occupied power from transferring its people into that territory- israelis argued that neither gaza nor west bank had a recognized sovereign before 1947, so geneva convention didn"t apply. There was massive immigration from the soviet union when it collapsed (with around 1 million. They also thought hussein would help to destroy. But palestinians needed american good will: the rise of hamas, hamas decided that the only way to get what they wanted was through violence, and they began to play a role in the first intifada. These understandings appeared to change the nature of the.