Thursday, August 18, 2005

Israeli against Israeli

Today is the second day Israeli troops have used force in the Gaza evacuation. As expected many settlers aren't going without a fight.

NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops stormed the main synagogue of this Jewish settlement Thursday, one of the last bastions of resistance to the Gaza pullout, to remove about 1,500 protesters inside.

The protesters, who vowed not to leave after repeated warnings by police, locked arms and legs while lying on the floor, making it extremely difficult for the soldiers to carry them away. They grabbed at soldiers trying to remove their comrades, threw water and plastic bottles at them, and chanted, ``Jews don't expel Jews!''

Water and plastic bottles. That's about as violent as the Jewish citizens get. Imagine if these were Palestinians and imagine this was a mosque.