In as must as I disliked Arafat, I can only admit he was right about one thing: he did warn that the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza was but a political manoeuvre aimed at transforming Gaza into a big jail. It was the biggest military deception of modern time ! Israel is still carrying out military operations in Gaza, it has total control on the crossings: it can keep alive or starve to death the Palestinians. WHO DOES STILL BELIEVE THAT THE OCCUPATION OF GAZA WAS OVER?
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Strangled in Gaza