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    • Ben Gurion
    • 22.03.06 | 23:17 (IST)

    The root of most difficulties in Gaza is the continuing legal occupation of Gaza. Ships are not allowed access, neither do airplanes, and the Egypt border is managed by Egypt under agreement with Israel. Israel should get completely out. That means allowing a sea-port to be built, and the airport to operate. Let Gaza be FREE, finally. A free Gaza will help Israel's security. An electricity cutoff in response to a Qassam would be legal! (No Geneva Convention protection anymore.) Gaza will be pacified. The problem for the Palestinians will be Israel's denial of crossing to the West Bank because of security concerns. I believe it is doable, but don't expect Israel to be generous if Hamas continues terror in WB. (Of course, Israel's continued occupation of WB will bring about more terror. The logic of war is that both sides suffer.) I urge Israel to start peace talks with Abbas. The present leaders are not smart enough to move in this direction, though. Waiting for the 2010 election

    from the article: Strangled in Gaza
    First published 00:00 22.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 22.03.06
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