Letter from Gaza

Darwish, Adel
July 2004
Middle East;Jul2004, Issue 347, p66
The talk among Palestinians in the hot dusty streets of Gaza, is of bulldozers and resistance. Just 10 minutes drive away in a Jewish neighbourhood, a settlement where the leafy streets are cleaner, buildings have air-conditioners and gardens have lawns and flowerbeds, the talk is also of bulldozers and resistance. Jean Ziegler, a United Nations human rights official based in Geneva sent a letter to the Caterpillar Co. Meanwhile Jewish settlers, like 45 year old Igal Kirshenzaft, the administrative manager of a religious school in Gush Katif, the main settlement here in Gaza are angry. Kirshenzaft and his neighbours in the settlements, illegal in international law believe Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has gone "crazy" for proposing to withdraw from Gaza.


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