Akiva Eldar hits the nail on the head. The occupation which has cost Israel so much (not to mention its terrible toll on the Palestinians) has to end fully. Attempts to hang on to control of Palestinians from "without" in Gaza are futile and counter-productive. Only when Israel fully leaves Gaza, including control over its external borders, airspace and water will the occupation of that enclave of poverty and misery end. Israel should also fully withdraw from the West Bank and East Jerusalem (or grant their Palestinian inhabitants full citizenship rights) so that the occupation there can be brought to an end too, leading to a better future for both Palestinians and Israelis.
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from the article: Addicted to the poison of occupation