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Thursday, December 09, 2010

'Giving up Gaza was a mistake'

You all know already that giving up Gaza was a huge mistake because it handed Hamas a base on Israel's southern flank and let the Islamists claim victory. So why is this story significant? Because this time, the people who said that giving up Gaza was a mistake were a group of Right wing European parliamentarians who have been here on a tour.
Dozens of senior parliamentarians from across Europe visited the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem during a trip to Israel. They were joined by Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud), and all together, lit Chanukah candles as a gesture of solidarity with the Jewish people.

As they toured the museum, the MPs remarked that Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, termed the “Disengagement,” had been a mistake. The one-sided move, which followed years of terrorist attacks, was seen by radical Islamists as a victory for their ideology, they said.

Israeli Jews should build throughout the land, particularly in Judea and Samaria, said Rene Stadtkewitz, Chairman of Germany's Freedom Party. Conceding land does not bring peace, but rather, strengthens terrorists, he said.
Let's go to the videotape.

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