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Analysis: the 2005 Gaza withdrawal has benefitted Israel on balance

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Settlers clash with Israeli police during 2005 Gaza withdrawal

Published: 27 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The strategic balance of Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza (2005-2016) – Avishay Ben Sasson-Gordis – Molad: the center for the renewal of Israeli democracy 18.08.16
The Israeli right claims that the 2005 disengagement from Gaza failed dangerously. A new study shows that, although the withdrawal was less than optimally executed, it actually improved Israel's security, defence capacities and international standing.


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