The Palestinian Question and the Gaza Withdrawal Plan: Real or Illusory Détente?

The Palestinian Question and the Gaza Withdrawal Plan: Real or Illusory Détente?

  • 22 February 2005

This lecture dealt with the plan objectives of the Israeli
disengagement. The plan includes conceding a small
piece of land for the sake of keeping the greater portion
of occupied territories in the West Bank; evacuating less
than 8,000 settlers for the sake of ensuring the settlement
of over 200,000 settlers in the West Bank and 200,000
others in the settlements of East Jerusalem and its suburbs;
protecting Israel from international pressure to reach a
permanent solution that is unacceptable to it; and creating
circumstances that will negate the possibility of the right of
return, a Palestinian capital in [East] Jerusalem (Al-Quds),
or full withdrawal from West Bank settlements. The
disengagement plan is based on a withdrawal from the
Gaza Strip and from 42 percent of West Bank territories,
excluding Al-Quds. The withdrawal will essentially
constitute 33 percent of the total West Bank territories
occupied since 1967 and the transformation of Palestinian
lands into virtual islands, linked by only a closed road grid,
exclusively for Palestinians.

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Tuesday 22 February 2005

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Tuesday 22 February 2005

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