Pigs fly: Shimon Peres (SHIMON PERES!) tells the Beeb he has 'problems' explaining support for Gaza expulsion
Let's go to the videotape.
I'm sure the people of Sderot will never forget how hostile Peres was to them.
While later taking a more supportive tack, in 2006, Peres publicly upbraided residents of Sderot, who live about three kilometers from Gaza - as “crybabies,” for complaining about 14 years of incessant Palestinian terrorist rocket attacks on their town.
“I don’t understand what the hysteria is about. Kiryat Shmona was shelled for years,” Peres said, referring to Israel’s northernmost town, on the Lebanon border, Ynet News reported at the time.
“This hysteria over the Qassams must end,” he told journalists at the Knesset, according to the report. “We’re just adding to the hysteria. What happened? Kiryat Shmona was shelled for years. What, there weren’t missiles?”Yes, Kiryat Shmona was (and still occasionally is) shelled. But not with the consistency or the length of time that Sderot is shelled. I never heard that Kiryat Shmona residents had only 15 seconds to make it into shelters.
One day, God Willing, those who brought the Gaza debacle on us will pay a political price. One quarter of the Jews expelled from Gaza still don't have a place to live nine years later. And whatever money they received to 'compensate' them for losing their homes and businesses is long since gone. Most of them are broke. And a lot of the money went in the early years when they were forced to live in hotels - and to pay for them. .
The entity that was set up to 'resettle' them spent a huge amount of its budget on public relations to garner support for the expulsion. Government corruption at its worst. Simply disgraceful.