Final acts of settlement…?

ISRAEL is going through a painful, but essential, step at the moment, according to its leader Ariel Sharon. As Israel dismantles settlements built on Palestinian land seized in the Six-Day War in 1967 for the first time, troops have encountered hardline Jewish resistance to the Gaza pull-out, although the lack of extreme violence (at present) would seem to indicate that this is a last gasp act of defiance.

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