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    • Colin Wright
    • 22.02.07 | 09:40 (IST)

    I don't understand why there has to be any cost to the Israeli government at all. Israel can just withdraw -- announce that its troops will no longer cross this line or that line. Israelis in the West Bank can stay or go, as they prefer. After all, I'm sure they can count on their Palestinian neighbors to treat them with the same friendliness and courtesy they themselves have displayed over the years. Maybe the Palestinians will even come over and help with the harvest as the settlers so famously do now. Take nature walks with them. Kindly shepherd their children to school as Jewish settlers now shepherd Palestinian children to school... What's the problem? Does anyone feel the settlers would have reasons to fear for their safety? The Palestinians are just people. I'm sure the settlers would get what they deserve at their hands.

    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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