Gideon Levy states a point of view, and he states it well. Gaza was supposed to be like the corner of the field which is left to the poor, as when Ruth in the Bible, after her husband died, went to glean. The problem has always been and will always be that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. That's why all religions, theoretically, insist on Tsedaka, and it is said, though I do not want to confuse the issue further, that Machiach will come through Tzedakah. Only G-d knows when that time will be. But that was the general intent of leaving Gaza, except that Arafat and all his cronies got richer, and now the Gazans, as you rightly pointed out, cannot even come into Israel, G-d forbid, to look for work. Double jeopardy on the settlers who forsook their livelihoods and greenhouses, and on the Palestinians who tried to appropriate them for their own economy. Question: Do two wrongs make a right? Remember there was NOTHING in those dunes when the "Settlers" got there.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: Who started?