Ã¢â‚¬Å“Israel may consider using unilateral disengagement as a government policyÃ¢â‚¬Â, Arad said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This includes annexing the West Bank territory and withdrawing to what the Jewish state would decide as its permanent bordersÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Arad added that if the stand still in the peace talks with the Palestinians continue Ã¢â‚¬Å“there may be room to consider using unilateral disengagement as a policyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The unilateral strategy according to Arad includes determining the permanent borders of Israel.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The importance of this step is not withdrawal to, and what areas we will hold onÃ¢â‚¬Â, he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The importance is the annexation of areas we will not evacuateÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The Israeli Radio, which broadcasted the remarks of Arad, quoted statement made by Sharon declaring that Ã¢â‚¬Å“Israel has no further unilateral withdrawal planÃ¢â‚¬Â.