I never thought I would read of Ariel Sharon saying this:

It is not possible to continue holding three and a half million people under occupation. This is a terrible thing for Israel, for the Palestinians and for the Israeli economy. Today 1.8 million Palestinians live thanks to support from international organization. Do you want to take responsible for them yourselves? I do not think that it is right to control Bethlehem and Ramallah.

I have no idea what the implications are, but the fact that Sharon said it is stunning.