Conflict between Israel and Palestine has existed since the establishment of Israel as a state, with attempts at peace resolutions time and time again. Due to the stark religious, ethnic, and cultural divisions between Israelis and Palestinians in the region, there have been no sustainable resolutions to the conflict and the prospects of peace do not look promising in the near future. As long Israel refuses to end its occupation of Palestinian territories, conflict will not end. Hamas are not likely to end its attacks on Israel until its mission of liberation of Palestine is reached, and the Israeli Army is in turn not going to stop countering attacks. Outside actors also continue to perpetuate the conflict in support of Israel or Palestine, providing aid and resources.