Gaza Jews Were Pawns - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Walid
    • 22.02.07 | 15:42 (IST)

    I was too kind calling some of you piranhas for the way you are talking about the Jews of Gaza; I should have said barracudas. These Gaza Jews did not use the state to extort money out of the state, it was the state using them as pawns in its long term plans. Almost a full year before the actual pullout, it was being discussed by high Israeli officials that the Gaza pullout would be a stunt to guarantee the presence of the other Jews on the West Bank. It was a decoy move by Sharon as when the pullout was in progress, the expansion of the wall and the settlements were going ahead full steam with Sharon's consent while attention was being focused on the kicking and screaming Jews of Gaza. These pawns were no longer needed in Gaza which was a lost costly cause for Israel and were sacrificed for the sake of the 200,000 settlers of the West Bank that would remain there after a final settlement and you guys should be thankful to them.

    from the article: Each Gaza evacuee family to get NIS 1.5-2 million in compensation
    First published 00:00 22.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.02.07
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