Read your own links properly and you tell me. I am guessing you missed this bit in the link you provided? In the same time that Sharon was preparing the withdrawal, pointed out critics, he was favoring settlements in the West Bank, among them Ma'ale Adumim, the largest Israeli settlement near Jerusalem. According to Peace Now, the number of settlers increased by 6,100 compared with 2004, to reach 250,000 in the West Bank. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%27s_unilateral_disengagement_plan Give with one hand and take from the other is how my mother puts it. Doesn't sound like a complete withdrawal to me. Does it to you? Again, from your link.. Yep.. sounds peaceful to me. Give with one hand while you take from the other.