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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:00 PM

1. Part of the quagmire here is the inevitable

Yes, it is the Wild Wild West out in the territories, and a large contingent of these folks just live and work there - they aren't part of the destroy-by-any-means crowd. That said, it seems like some think dismantling the settlements will have the same effect as Gaza in 2005. Put people on busses, give them some cash, and send them to start over in Beersheva. That will not happen - and the reason isn't that it is an issue of who is building a house on what parcel of dirt - it is that there is a mentality with the fringe that didn't exist with the farmers and greenhouse owners in Gaza. Move them out of the territories and into neighborhoods near Hebron and they will just keep on keeping on with new targets.

I have no magic wand as to how to deal with this mentality (much less attempt to change it), but anyone who thinks the two situations are similar and anticipates similar outcomes is either not a realist or hasn't been paying attention, IMO.

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