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    • 19.07.10 | 16:43 (IDT)

    1. Too late, because supposedly Obama is working on the solution of the Palestinian problem within the next couple of years. If so, why rush when the Gaza issue is about to be solved? It will only complicate matters. The US will object. 2. Perhaps unworkable, because full Israeli disengagement means that Gaza will no longer be "occupied", and therefore Hamas (the rulers) will have to declare independence, and will be treated as such. This is the creation of Hamastan, which will be trouble to Israel and Egypt too. This is what Israel was trying to avoid. The only way Abbas will be able to remain relevant is if he too declares independence so the world will give him the recognition. Israel tries to prevent that too. 3. A note of caution: According to the Oslo agreement, which continues to be in effect, Gaza and the West Bank are supposed to be treated as one unit. Disengagement will be contrary to that.

    from the article: Disengage from Gaza once and for all
    First published 01:15 19.07.10 | Last updated 01:15 19.07.10
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