Settlements and settlers should mean positive , value-added policies. In the case of Israel, it is for defense purpose, creating facts on the ground, chips for foot draging and bargaining, demoralizing the adversaries, etc. As for the wording colonies and colons are more factual. Israel left Sinae but destroyed all the outposts and colonies. Gaza too. Destructions cost too albeit far less than construction. In case of Lebanon, there was a sense of dodging and dosorders. SLA who was supposed to act as a cover, had deserted first. Nobody in Israel, left or right, peace-orieted or war monger suggested leaving those farms and houses, to the poor Egyptian bedouins or Gaza refugies, as gifts or goodwills. Why?. Muslims know the answer, but let's hear from your side.
Labor court orders Jerusalem light rail operators to return to work (Haaretz)
from the article: Peace Plan: Trading settler Israelis for refugee Palestinians