Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Look into Gaza

There can be no doubt that the "Disengagement" plan, whereby 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in Gush Katif, Gaza and the northern Shomron, has provided the State of Israel with neither peace nor security.

In the wake of the expulsion, Hamas has since risen to power to lead the PA, Qassam rockets are still being fired into Israel on a daily basis (and not from just Gaza, anymore). The suicide bombings haven't stopped, and both the victims of the terror attacks, along with those expelled from their homes in Gush Katif feel as if they have been abandoned by the government of the State of Israel.

But, all that being said, let's see if the "Palestinians" are using the newly "liberated" lands to benefit the "Palestinian People"...

1) Gaza: Gunmen raze Morag hothouses

Several greenhouses belonging to the former settlement of Morag in the Gaza Strip were destroyed over the weekend during an attempt by dozens of gunmen to take control of the area... hundreds of greenhouses and other agricultural installations have been sabotaged over the past few months.

"These greenhouses and other installations and projects provide a source of income for over 4,500 families," company officials said. "We are very disturbed by the recurring attacks and thefts.

Militiamen belonging to various groups in the Gaza Strip have set up training bases on some of the evacuated lands, further escalating tensions in the area. Most of the camps belong to Fatah, Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees.

Palestinians struggle to restart a thriving settlers' business amid poor security.

After years of producing bug-free lettuce and other vegetables for Jewish farmers, the sands of Gaza have reverted to their old ways. PA farmers report failure in keeping the bugs away... In addition, the PA workers complain that their wages from their compatriots and brethren are significantly lower now than what they received from the Israelis.

Most importantly of all, to date, no "Palestinian refugees" have been allowed to leave their refugee camps and take up permanent residence in the former Jewish communities of Gaza and Gush Katif.

Isn't it great when a plan comes together to the benefit of all involved. If the "disengagement" plan was such a resounding success, I can hardly wait for the "Convergence" plan to get off the ground.


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