Jewish settlers: Move us back to Gaza

[THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE:  (1) ISRAEL ELIMINATES HAMAS;  (2) INTERNATIONAL TROOPS MONITOR TRANSITION; (3) BACK TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY; (4) REINTRODUCE SETTLERS/COLONISTS; (5) COMPLETE TRANSITION TO “TWO STATE SOLUTION,” MEANING ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIAN STATE OF TRANSJORDAN, ACCOMPLISHED BY “TRANSFERRING” ARABS (ETHNIC CLEANSING).]

Jewish settlers: Move us back to Gaza
Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:47:10 GMT

Israeli soldiers evacuated all the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and demolished the houses.

Former residents of the Gush Katif Jewish settlements have asked Israeli officials to relocate them back to the evacuated communities in Gaza.

“Let us return home. We are ready at a day’s notice to set up tents in the area, until permanent construction,” the group said in a news conference in Jerusalem (al-Quds) on Sunday, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

“It is time to correct the national damage that was caused by the expulsion of Gush Katif,” Reuven Rosenblatt, the former head of the settlement’s council said.

“Once we get permission, we could have people back in the area within a day, even if it requires living in tents. We could do it from today to tomorrow,” Rosenblatt added.

Israel evacuated the settlement in summer 2005 after the then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced that Tel Aviv would withdraw back to demographically defendable lines.

The evacuation operation, however, met with fierce opposition and protest from Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip and their supporters in the West Bank.

“Today, anyone who wants to protect southern Israel must settle in Gaza,” said Aharon Tzur, another former Gush Katif’s official.

The remarks were made as the Israeli onslaught on the populated area entered its 16th day. At least 880 people have been killed and 3690 others wounded in the Israeli military operation.

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