Settlements are not an obstacle for peace. At the end of the day, the frontier will be redraw. Part of the settlements will be included within Israel new border. In exchange part of Israel, probably the "triangle" with Umm el Fahen at its head will be included in the Palestinian state. No person will be removed from its home. Small settlements deep inside Palestinian territory will either become Palestinian citizens or will return to Israel. Israel message to its settlers will be... "Israel withdraws....Do as you please. Or palestinan citizenship or back home." This is the model of De Gaulle's Algerian resolution which will be adopted by Israel. Palestine on the other hand will be home of the refugees, and Palestine will recognize the jewish state. At the end of the day there will be no more removing of population, but just redrawing of frontiers. Why? Because there is no other rational solution.
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from the article: There's no peace of the weak