Israel never fully left Gaza, as is demonstrated, among other things, by the fact that the siege is still going on. However it was quite peaceful, and the rockets were stopped, under cease-fire *until the IDF violated it.* Hamas are a pretty disgusting bunch, I will give you that, but the truly sad thing is they seem to be more trustworthy than the IDF, historically.
Munich council upholds ban on Holocaust 'stumbling stone' memorials (AP)
from the article: This time, Israel can pass the test of the Gaza flotilla