I honestely think by removing the settlements Israel is doing herself a favour. The settlers are living off Israeli tax money, by increasing the # of settlements you are increasing the # of tax money recipients. By decreasing the # of settlements and make sure that the settlers melt in the big population, the average Israeli's taxes will go down, the economy will get beter and Israel won't have to depend on outside aid.
Saudi forces kill two militants after failed car-bombing (AP)
from the article: Just so there's no partner