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Government Throwing “Sand in the Eyes” of West Bank Residents

Posted by naomigrossman on September 7, 2008

Ynet, the website of Yediot Acharonot, reports on the reactions of the former residents of Gush Katif to Chaim Ramon’s latest plan to compensate the Jewish residents of 72 communities that the government is thinking of relocating.


According to the plan, the government will compensate each family that moves prior to an evacuation. However, former residents of Gush Katif, many of whom are still living in temporary accommodation and continue to be out of work three years after the expulsion, have a strong sense of déjà vu.


They are throwing sand in these settlers’ eyes,” Chaggit Yaron, formerly of Neve Dekalim, is quoted as saying in the article. “They think money can solve this matter, but money is not even the issue. There are values and ideology here which are not being discussed at all, and instead they talk about the money the settlers will be given. Such a move cannot be implemented in exchange for money.”


Click here to read the full article that appeared on Ynet.


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