Sunday, August 07, 2005

Netanyahu Resigns

Binyamin Netanyahu officially resigned his post at the ministry of the treasury in Israel. I had discussed some of his concerns about the pullout of Gaza in a previous post. It looks like these concerns were the prime motivation for his resignation.

To my sorrow, the security fence has not been completed around the settlement blocs, the Philadelphi Corridor will be handed over to the Palestinians, and worse than that, we will allow the Palestinians to open a sea port that will be open to the terror boats.

To my disappointment, the Government ignores reality. As I warned, the Hamas is strengthening, the terror continues, the firing of rockets and mortars on our communities has not ended, and terror elements proclaim that they will move the rockets that drove us out of the Gaza Strip to Judea and Samaria, and from there will operate them until "the complete liberation of Palestine."

This is worse than Oslo. Why the continued rewarding of terrorist? Their strategy of murdering innocents to get what they want brings their desired results. And some still beleive that rewarding terrorist will stop terrorism. Unbelievable.

Netanyahu makes a prediction on what the results of the Gaza pullout will be.

I do not know when the terror will break out in full force. It is possible that it will take a month or two or a year or two. It is possible that the terror will first break out in Judea and Samaria. I hope that it won't break out at all. But just as I warned in 1993 that the Oslo Agreement will bring attacks from Judea and Samaria and rockets from Gaza, so I unfortunately am convinced today that the current move will bring in the course of time to an increase in terror rather than a decrease. As you know full well, security officials also confirm that in the wake of the unilateral withdrawal they expect an increase in terror in the mid-run.

In summary: it is becoming increasingly clear that the unilateral withdrawal under fire doesn't give us anything. The opposite; it endangers the security of Israel, divides the Nation, and sets the principle of withdrawal to the '67 lines that are not defendable.

This is not the way to achieve peace.

I concur.

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