It is true that Israel officially disengaged from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, withdrawing its ground troops and evacuating the Israeli settlements there. But the testimonies of Israeli army veterans expose the truth of that "disengagement."
For those who follow private military contracting issues, it sometimes seems that all the focus is on the United States. That is understandable given the sheer number and value of contracts performed by the private sector in the US but it is hardly the only country doing this.
Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.