Tuesday, August 16, 2005

So what if they keep a kosher house?

From the Associated Press:

Gaza Settlers Defy Evacuation Deadline

By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writer Tue Aug 16, 7:39 PM ET

NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip - Thousands of Jewish settlers and supporters defied a Tuesday deadline to leave Gaza, pelting Israeli troops with eggs and stones and dancing around the Torah in celebration of their resistance to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's historic plan to disengage from the Palestinians.

So why didn't the Israeli troops handle it the way they always handle it - by mowing them down in the streets?

Maybe I exaggerate. Let's check the historical record.

CNN, 1 October 2000:
Israeli troops battled protesters with tanks and helicopter gunships in bloody clashes across the West Bank and Gaza on Sunday that left nine Palestinians dead.

Reuters, on 15 August 2005:
JERUSALEM, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened Palestinians on Monday with the harshest response ever should they attack Israel once it pulls out of the Gaza Strip, ending a 38-year occupation.

Aljazeera.net, 15 January 2005:
Six Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers during an incursion in a neighbourhood on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, Aljazeera has learned.

So, wipe them out and cross it off your to-do list. You've got that Iran invasion with the United States coming up, so come on already!

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