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It withdraw because protecting 15,000 settlers living in the midst of half a million hostile Arabs became unfeasible

And as he argues, that infeasibility has left far more israelis in the range of hamas rocket fire. Which is better?

In a broader context, the writer advocates against a two-state solution or any idea of Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. In other words, typical right wing settler focused rhetoric. He assumes that Israel will hold the West Bank and its two million Palestinian residents under perpetual military occupation. In other words, he's advocating for an apartheid Israel.

I didn't get the sense he is against it entirely. More like learning a lesson from what happened in Gaza, so you don't have a palestinian state in the west bank that now puts all of israel under rocket fire, or immediately becomes a failed state like so many others in the arab world.

Mordechai Kedar has made an interesting proposal which he calls the "eight state solution" based on the idea that there are tribes/clans that dominate various regions within the west bank and gaza, with longstanding feuds between them (to the extent that for example the al-Masri (side note:interesting name) from Nablus generally won't marry the hourani in qalqilya and so forth). To expect such clans to unite into a stable palestinian country without dissolving into internal feuds seems a bit farfetched. He advocates separate government and independence for each of these regionsand from each other, which could be a stable model like the emirates. It might not be practical, but it's something to think about (IMHO). If you're interested in seeing more I can find a link. He's also a fairly frequent guest on al jazeera as he speaks perfect arabic.
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