Israel withdrew from Gaza since its direct occupation and maintenance of its colonist population was no longer sustainable. Though the colonists were returned to their own country, Israel remains in virtual control of all the strings. Resistance, under mofaz (he certainly will be doing no travel out of the country) grows and the boot comes down even harder. Now Israel is trying to shift the burden to Egypt and Israel is surprised that the beast they have created kicks when it tightens the noose. Mofaz is smart enough to realise that as he makes life more impossible for the mass of Gazans, so too will his comfort level drop precipitously.
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from the article: Strangled in Gaza