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    • Aussie
    • 12.06.10 | 17:03 (IDT)

    Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005/2006 to enable a soverign Palestinian territory. BUT palestinians didn't have an army to thwart Hamas' infiltration into Israel and hence, Israel was forced to control the Gaza border and monitor Gaza. Israel certainly doesn't oppose to a sovereign palestine - that would mean the IDF would be able to concentrate its efforts elsewhere and not be so tied down with gaza - a territory in which there are no Israeli citizens to protect

    from the article: Palestinians welcome Turkey involvement in Gaza, Fayyad says
    First published 15:19 12.06.10 | Last updated 15:19 12.06.10
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