Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Tuesday the disengagement from Gaza was a “mistake” with regards to security, but nevertheless was necessary in order to prevent Israel from becoming a binational state.
Speaking at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal from Gaza, the head of the Zionist Union said future pullouts must come as a result of a peace accord.
“Without a doubt, from a security perspective, the disengagement was a mistake,” Herzog was quoted by Israeli media as saying. “I don’t believe in unilateral moves, only a [peace] agreement.’
Israel evacuated Gush Katif and other Gaza settlements in 2005 under a plan launched by then prime minister Ariel Sharon.
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