I remember reading about this at the time of disengagement. Gaza was only stage one of the disengagement. Sharon had been brutalized by the Roadmap which was forced upon him. He understood that Israel had to act unilaterally and not simply wait for the pressure. Thus he concocted the disengagement. Ted Belman
Prime minister was drafting plan for a unilateral pullout when he fell ill, says his former adviser Rafi Eitan, and Netanyahu should tell Obama he’s ready for similar ‘mosaic separation’
By ELHANAN MILLER, TOI
US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Israel for his first presidential visit in March, and speculation abounds surrounding the true intent of his trip. Rafi Eitan, a former high-ranking Mossad official and government minister under Ehud Olmert — banned from the US since the capture of his most famous agent, Jonathan Pollard — says Netanyahu should await the president with a diplomatic proposal of his own: unilateral disengagement from the West Bank.