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Thanks. I found this article very interesting:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2300......


I think this is a junk article.

The part you quoted approaches the Gaza issue as a tactical military problem. It completely ignores the overriding political and humanitarian issues. Israel didn't withdraw from Gaza in 2005 to shorten its lines of defense. It withdraw because protecting 15,000 settlers living in the midst of half a million hostile Arabs became unfeasible. Israelis came to the conclusion that holding on to territory that would obviously not be held in any foreseeable peace agreement was folly. It is unfortunate that the withdrawal was done unilaterally and in a rushed manner, without any cooperation and coordination with the Palestinians. And two years later, when Hamas carried out a coup against the PA, Israel stood idly by. Big mistakes.

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.

Elan
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