Israel's struggle against Hamas must not take on a solely military character.
Jailed PLC member Marwan Barghouti is perhaps the only one who can lead Fatah to a victory over Hamas.
The evacuation of the Philadelphi route was a diplomatic turning point no less important than the disengagement plan.
The hope that quiet will prevail in Gaza is mixed among the Palestinians with fears that the price they may end up paying for the withdrawal will be unbearable.
There's no need to put too much thought into assessments and conjecture vis-a-vis what will happen "the day after." The Hamas leaders who have orchestrated the intifada and terror attacks of recent years have openly stated their intention to continue the campaign following the disengagement - and you can believe them.