I can not believe this but, I think this was the plan from the start of the Gaza withdraw. First, make Abbas weak so Hamas gets elected. Second, because Hamas got elected there can be no negotiations. Finally, Israel with U.S. approval gets whatever it wants without having to negotiate, nor even acknowledge the Palestians. Will this lead to peace? NO! Will this make Israel safer? NO! Will this make America win the war on terrorism? NO! This is complete madness, just look at what we got from the Gaza withdraw, what could possibly be even worse than this plan...
17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)
from the article: Peres balks at Olmert's plans for further West Bank pullout