From the latest Column One by Caroline Glick, we get this observation from Yossi Kupperwasser, the head of Israel's Military Intelligence Research Division.
terrorist regimes "cultivate the pursuit of suffering." According to Kupperwasser, subjects in terrorist regimes like the Palestinian Authority must believe that the purpose of their lives is to die to destroy their enemy. In this environment, economic depression is acceptable. As he noted, "Hamas carries out attacks that are aimed at making the Palestinians poorer." Hence they have targeted the Erez Industrial Zone and the Karni cargo terminal in Gaza. The sole purpose these areas were created to serve is the provision of employment for Palestinians in Gaza.