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The Illusion of Israeli-Palestinian Spatial Separation, by Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen (BESA)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The situation in the Gaza Strip since the 2005 disengagement debunks three fundamental assumptions that have become axiomatic in the Israeli security discourse: that total separation between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably enhance security and stability; that the IDF will comfortably win any future confrontation in the evacuated territories; and […]

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Looking Back, the Gaza Pullout Was a Mistake – Sever Plocker (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 1, 2018 Looking Back, the Gaza Pullout Was a Mistake – Sever Plocker Gaza isn’t controlled by the Palestinian Authority, as the supporters of the disengagement – myself included – expected. Gaza was basically handed over to Hamas, which failed to establish a civilian government there. Instead, it established a wild military regime seeking conflicts […]

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Gaza: The experiment called the disengagement failed (Yediot Aharonot via IMFA)

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 29, 2018 Yediot Aharonot  asserts: “The recent developments on the Gaza border lead to a grim political conclusion: The experiment called the disengagement failed,” and declares: “Had Israel remained in Gaza, the economic gap between the Palestinians in the strip and in the West Bank would have been narrowed, the PA would have maintained its […]

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