The reason these settlements exist isn't because some Palestinian leader didn't talk, or rode the "dragon". (dragon?)
The reason for the settlements is the theft of property. As Israel is also depriving Palestinians of freedom on their own land, the best justification for war is self evident, so I will never chide Palestinians for defending their homes, families, freedom, and country. Palestinian weapons are so primitive, their defense might be purely psychological but winning psychologically is the only way to win a brutal conflict against tyranny like this in the end. Keeping their chins up and their hearts whole might be their greatest weapon of all if it's the last they can hold onto.