Gaza is still occupied according to the Bush-Sharon letters of 2004. "Bush - The United States understands that after Israel withdraws from Gaza and/or parts of the West Bank, and pending agreements on other arrangements, existing arrangements regarding control of airspace, territorial waters, and land passages of the West Bank and Gaza will continue." That is to say ? Gaza ain't free, it's still occupied Sharon never hinted at anything other than agreement. The IDF reserves the right to maintain the invasion route because Israel still claims Occupier Powers.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: Hamas footage hints at extent of group's role in Gaza clashes