I read somewhere today that 50% of residential housing units in Gaza have been damaged or destroyed. So, if Israel built settlements, would they be for the displaced Palestinians? How would that be any different than what was just destroyed?
I didn't think Israel had any plans to occupy Gaza in the long term. I thought the plan was to have some kind of coalition government, but not with the Palestinian Authority or Hamas. The politics in that region are so complicated. I thought this article about their political structure was very informative. I didn't read it all, but no wonder that area of the world is such a mess.