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    • Joe Levi
    • 18.09.05 | 17:02 (IDT)

    I was for the disengagement, of settlers from the Gaza Strip. Israel never needed the Arab population as a burden, which grew over the years by 1m hapless souls. The Strip is a basket case, and always was, and always will be. I was for the IDF maintaining positions however in this G-dless land and morass of civilization, as was originally intended after 67. Now we see the results of both having vacated the wasteland. Does anyone believe Egypt would sincerely enforce law and order there? I didn't. Egypt will, as being shown, do the minimal amount required, not because of few troops, but because it simply won't fight fellow Arabs. It's still really Israel's problem. Egypt could incorporate the Strip into itself, but that is unlikely. What can Israel do now? Well, for one thing, it could construct that buffer zone, complete with mines and guard towers. Abbas says the land is "still occupied" anyway, so why not give him food for thought. Also, a -0- tolerance policy for Arab attacks must be displayed, in deeds and not just words by Israel. Israel has the tanks and jetfighters, but not the courage. Israel should talk less and do more.

    from the article: Of course, Egypt is to blame
    First published 00:00 18.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 18.09.05
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