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February 15, 2005

Oxymoron: Middle East Peace

From the Associated Press via MyWay News:

A Palestinian negotiator said Tuesday he has reached final agreement with Israel on the handover of the West Bank town of Jericho to Palestinian control, including the removal of the main Israeli roadblock in the area, in what would be an important precedent for pullbacks from four more West Bank towns in coming weeks.

However, Israeli military officials said negotiations are continuing.

In Israel, hundreds of Jewish settlers and their supporters blocked several main roads during evening rush hour Monday, scuffling with police, burning tires and causing traffic jams, to protest Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip this summer. Police dragged protesters away and detained dozens.

Seems the Israelis are a bit concerned about this notion of driving them into the sea that the Palestinians quietly maintain, and keep ignoring in talks.

...Meanwhile...

...from WorldNetDaily:

With more than 30,000 Israelis rallying here yesterday in an outpouring of solidarity for the 8,000 Jews who live in the Gush Katif area, a Gaza settlement block slated for evacuation this summer by the Israeli government, some officials fear the growing tensions could lead to major clashes once the withdrawal plan is implemented.

The protesters drove in from Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv and other Israeli towns, and braved the dangerous roads to the Katif settlement, which includes an expanse entirely under PA control where passenger cars and buses are routinely shot at by Palestinian snipers.

Gee, why wouldn't they want to give up their homes and farms to the people who routinely shoot at them. I just can't figure some people

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 15, 2005 09:10 AM

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