To respond to Gideon I would say things were much more hopeful in 1993 and true Palestinian intentions were not known. Israelis assumed the best, and that was the problem. Let us also assume that Israel did everything Gideon wants. How many shekels would have to be spent, diverted from social programs and others, to constantly inspect, monitor, and guard against Palestinian terrorism arising from a transportation agreement? How many more Israelis would have died as a result of this agreement allowing terrorist access from gaza to judea and samaria? If we look at Palestinian tunneling from gaza we see that any means available will be used by Palestinians for terror. Gideon, in short the Palestinians have created the very conditions they complain of, because they will not give up terrorism.
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from the article: The safe passage: The history of a farce