almost Irresolvable paradox - FENCE ONLY - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jacob
    • 27.01.06 | 00:56 (IST)

    So Bibi says the gaza pullout strengthened HAMAS, as does Beilin. Problem is, their reasoning is irresolvable: Beilin seems to think it was because it was unilateral, unnegotiated. Bibi thinks so because any withdrawal is a reward for terror. Turns out, from these perspectives, Israel can't withdraw, period, by any means -- unilaterally or otherwise!! So what's the solution, here? Annexation? Re-deployment? Re-settlement? The settlement policy obviously didn't work so well in Gaza over the last 39 years...So let's review: Israel 1) can't withdraw unilaterally, 2) can't withdraw through negotiation, and 3) can't annex or reoccupy. THERE IS SIMPLY NOTHING TO BE DONE. ...which is why the only solution is to put up the fence and guard it well.

    from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance
    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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