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PM: I gave order to plan evacuation of 17 Gaza settlements
The United States on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's statement to Haaretz that he has given orders to plan for the removal of 17 settlements in the Gaza Strip.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said it was "encouraging that Israel is considering bold steps to reduce tensions between Israelis and Palestinians."
In an interview earlier Monday with Haaretz columnist Yoel Marcus, Sharon said, "I have given an order to plan for the evacuation of 17 settlements in the Gaza Strip." (The full interview with Sharon will appear Tuesday in Haaretz.)
Originally posted by Shaitan
Whatever the reason, it certainly seems a strange turn of events.
It seems very hard to deduce that Ariel Sharon has suddenyl come over all "lets work things out".
This was the former hard man of Israel who was elected under the premise of being ruthless with the Palenstinians.
I am quite worried about this last decision - it flies in the face of his track record and thus, I am suspicious!
Originally posted by John bull 1
“I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian childs existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do. (Ariel Sharon, current Prime Minister, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956)
Uhhhh! Yep!! The guy sure gets a bad rap.
*where is the sarcasm smilie is this it? *