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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Gaza Update (7)

Security forces have stormed the synagogue in Neve Dekalim after negotiations with settlement leaders broke down. However, evacuating the synagogue will be a chore due to the fact that a significant portion of the 1,500 protesters inside are lying on the floor with their arms and legs locked together. The IDF did show a little respect by sending only unarmed soldiers into the synagogue.

In Kfar Darom, an IDF soldier refused to evacuate settlers inside a synagogue and put on his tefillin instead. He has been arrested. Many settlers in Kfar Darom have left the synagogue and gone to their homes, leaving only activists from outside Gaza in the building.

One last thing, the Haaretz news service has taken to using the term "illegal infiltrators" for anyone protesting in Gaza who doesn't live there. While this term is technically correct, it portrays pro-settler activists as evil. Why not find a neutral term?

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