posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 02:24 PM
Jubilant Palestinians have taken control of the Gaza Strip following the withdrawal of Israeli troops more than 38 years after they captured the area.
Thousands entered the former Jewish enclaves, some setting an abandoned synagogue ablaze in a settlement. rowds celebrated in the town of Rafah, on
the border between Gaza and Egypt.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said the Israeli withdrawal was an historic and joyful day for his people, but some issues still had to be resolved.
Mr Abbas told the BBC the factors included Israel's insistence on determining who could enter or leave Gaza, and its control of Gaza's airspace and
the waters off its coast.
Egyptian guards shot dead a Palestinian man at the Egypt-Gaza border, Palestinian witnesses said. However, an Egyptian spokesman has denied that his
country's forces fired the shots that killed the man.
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What a way to celebrate...burning and looting.
Just shows what kind of people they are...Plain mad!
[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]