It's not just patriotism! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • EhadHaAm
    • 22.02.07 | 10:25 (IST)

    People like to appear patriotic while have other alterior motives. When Sdirot was declared a frontline city and qualified for many governmental benefits, the Interior Ministry noticed an increase in the number of "address change requests" and the new destination was ... tram!!! Sdirot! The same observation was made during last summer's war, but the new destination was Kiryat Shmoni which suffered the most at the time. Soon after the government declared its intention to pull out of Gaza and about compensations to the settlers, many people started moving into Gaza! That's why the compensation are prorated depending on the length of time a settler "lived" in Gaza. Yes, money has a way of changing people's values. Just look at our government!

    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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