Thursday, June 19, 2003

Today the first evacuation of an 'inhabited outpost' within the framework of the problematic roadmap was started. For reports on the evacuation of Mitzpeh Yitzhar, in which according to the sources that I use hundreds of soldiers ( paratroopers ) and policemen face hundreds of settlers, see the websites of Ha'Aretz, Y-Net ( Hebrew ), or ( for whom these two media are too left-wing and biased ) the Jerusalem Post. Readers of my weblog know what my opinion on the settlement policy in general and on the illegal settlements in particular more or less is. One thing is for sure. If the settlers had been Arabs, they would not have been able to get away with wounding policemen and soldiers, with setting fire to wheat-fields, with sabotaging bulldozers etc. etc. At least not all of them would have gotten away alive. Really, Israel knows no racism, and everybody is equal before the law.

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