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WAR: Israel to Disarm Militant Settlers

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posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 02:42 PM
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Tensions increased in Israel following a police statement that indicated that they would disarm any Jewish militants who have threatened violence. This move comes ahead of the Gaza pullout and nearly all of the field police have been assigned to either help evacuate settlers, or control protestors. Some settlers have indicated that they may wage a military style campaign to try to block the operation which may include civil disobedience as well as legal action.
 



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JERUSALEM - Israel's police said Tuesday they would disarm Jewish militants who threaten violence ahead of a Gaza Strip pullout and assign nearly all field officers to evacuate settlers and control protests — signs of mounting concern the withdrawal could turn bloody.

Jewish settlers said they would set up a military-style operation to try to block the evacuation, set for this summer — partly through civil disobedience and partly by lobbying lawmakers to bring down the government.

The Palestinian prime minister, facing his own rebellion, promised a drastic overhaul of his Cabinet in what could be the start of long-sought reform. A vote on the new Cabinet, to be composed largely of professional appointees, was expected Wednesday.


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I am pleased that both sides seem to be making a sincere effort in this. The long term outcome remains is doubt however, and the nations of the world need to step up and provide assistance as well as pressure on both sides. I remain skeptical based on past history and extreme elements on both sides can easily wreck things if allowed to do so. But hopefully all works out.




posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 03:15 PM
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Jewish settlers said they would set up a military-style operation to try to block the evacuation, set for this summer — partly through civil disobedience and partly by lobbying lawmakers to bring down the government.

How is that a military style operation? If they aren't going to fire on the IDF then its not a military move.
Anyway, this could get real bizzare real fast.



posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
How is that a military style operation? If they aren't going to fire on the IDF then its not a military move.
Anyway, this could get real bizzare real fast.


SOme fo those settlements are like armed camps with wall etc. and no doubt some of them if not all are armed to the teeth. It may be a sort of civil war in the occupied territories. No doubt should that come to pass the lyalties of many of the IDF will be tested.



posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 05:52 PM
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I was originally very skeptical of any such peace plans. However, Israel seems to be making a sincere effort in this, and more surprisingly, it was started by Sharon. It is hard to believe that the same devil who ravaged lebanon is now working towards peace. The settlers have no right to complain, however. They are in effect illegal squatters.



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