The Israeli Defence Forces have threatened to open fire on Palestinians if they are targeted during the Gaza pullout:
Israel will launch a massive ground operation if Palestinian militants fire on Israeli soldiers and settlers during next month’s Gaza pullout, the deputy defense minister said Sunday.
Translation: the IDF will launch a massive ground operation regardless of whether or not Palestinian militants fire on Israeli soldiers. Why? Because it’s their last chance to dismantle the HAMAS and Islamic Jihad infrastructure. After the pullout there won’t be a pretext.
The question becomes how many innocent civilians will die in the process. Many I would expect, which is what the militants want in order to draw the attention of the world.