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    • 19.10.11 | 09:06 (IST)

    That miserable swap deal - "Hamas government's first significant achievement since January 2006" - earned it most honestly in summer 2005 when, half a year after Abbas had been elected Chairman by his people, Sharon opted to open wide the gate of Gaza before anyone interested in taking possession. This is how the Strip became an islamist enclave that Israel cannot live with nor defeat, the same country that knew, 44 years ago, how to crush three arab armies, in six days. Every mistake has its price, some more than others. - "Having thousands of Jewish settlers among millions of Palestinians is a mistake, and we will not stay in Gaza forever." Former Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz, then Sharon's Defense minister, in May 2004. See, www.newsweek.com/2004/05/30/it-was-unintentional.html

    from the article: Shalit deal throws Hamas a lifeline
    First published 01:42 19.10.11 | Last updated 01:42 19.10.11
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