Israel has already begun it’s punishment for the UN recognition of a Palestinian state. Today, 3000 permits were approved for homes in East Jerusalem, part of the new state of Palestine.
They claim that the UN bid has pushed back negotiations. However, negotiations have not been happening for a couple years due to the increased illegal settlement activity by Israel.
So Palestine rightly chose another path. And now the “punishment” is more of the same. I fail to see how Israel thinks this will deter the Palestinians. The only difference is now Israel is building houses on a sovereign state as opposed to an “entity.” Which should only get them in more trouble I should think.