It looks like Israel will have no choice but to return to Gaza and rebuild settlements there, not because they want the land, but because of security, of course.
Respected journalists from Yediot Acharonot and Haaretz have written that re-occupying Gaza is the only solution – lending an air of “political correctness” to the simultaneous ideological call by settlement leaders and Gush Katif expellees to return to Gush Katif.
The reasons advanced for reoccupation by the various elements are, to be sure, not identical. Military affairs correspondent Ron Ben-Yishai, writing for Yediot Acharonot last week (May 17), explained that it is based solely on security considerations:
Indeed Ron, how could we ever doubt you? Those Kassams have to be stopped, no matter what.
Can anyone say, Qui Bono?