Sunday, May 02, 2004
I'm not sure how I feel about the rejection of Sharon's plan to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza and portions of the West Bank. On the one hand, I think it is movement - the Israelis are pulling up stakes and moving out. On the other hand, one could view the leaving out of Palestinian input into the process as a problem. However - I fear that doing nothing is worse. It seems that pulling out and leaving Gaza and a large chunk of the WB to the Palestnians is the only way to go at this point. As a show of goodwill, The Israelis could offer to help rebuild portions of the palestinian infrastructure - water, roads, etc. but I think there's too much bad will and attacks for that to be a realistic possibility.