You can accuse Israel of all sorts of bad things, but not of being unthorough in their actions. In their strife for making life for Palestinians and their supporters asbad as possible in order to encourage them to leave, this burocratic action is completely logical. In their actrions to clean the Westbank of non-Jews, Israel was very thorough and they never cared about annoying little details like human rights, democracy or justice. That's only for whining European leftists... I am actually surprised they didn't do this sooner!
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)