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posted 11 March 2004 09:46 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Gaza Strip pullout proposed by Israel

Ariel Sharon's national security team has recommended that Israel withdraw from virtually all of the Gaza Strip and up to 24 West Bank settlements, an official said yesterday.

The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, said he would welcome a withdrawal from Gaza but insisted that it had to be accompanied by a pullback from the West Bank.

The proposed Gaza withdrawal is part of the Israeli prime minister's "unilateral disengagement" plan, aimed at separating Israel and the Palestinians in the absence of a peace deal.

(emphasis mine)

You know, it's fundamentally depressing that even a long-sought pullout from parts of the Occupied Territories is not being done in the interest of peace, but simply because the Israelis want to wall themselves off and retreat inward to an insular view of themselves and of their country.

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