Friday, August 12, 2005

Israel disengagement protest

Pamela aka "Atlas" over at Trey Jackson has a post on Israel's disengagement from Gaza.

She says she's having a hard time finding photos so I'll be a nice guy and lend a hand and post a few that I found this morning.

World Picture news
has a bunch.

Some 100,000 opponents of the disengagement plan gather in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv for a protest rally over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank on Thursday evening August 11, 2005. Settlement leaders presented instructions for disrupting the evacuation of Gaza Strip settlements, set to begin in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The settlers plan is called "Orange Dawn." Participants received instructions on how to begin their protest after the Tisha B'Av fast, which ends Sunday night. (Andrew Snow/Israel Sun/WpN)

And speaking of Hamas.....

PT Hamas Graduation
Fighting hand to hand, these graduates of a Hamas paramilitary summer camp display their skills before a crowd of relatives and onlookers in Rafah, the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories on Thursday, August 11, 2005.

Charging with wooden weapons, the 2005 graduating class of the Hamas summer camp in Rafah, the Gaza Strip shows its fighting spirit on Thursday, August 11, 2005.

Braving burning tires and obstacle courses, the summer 2005 Hamas summer camp graduates show off their paramilitary training on Thursday, August 11, 2005 in Rafah, the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.

And my opinion of Sharon's decision to pull out of Gaza is mixed.

I think by doing it he's only saying that terrorism works and the Palestinians will not just be satisfied w/ just Gaza.

Remember the quote from Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei I posted the other week?

"Today Gaza, and tomorrow the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."

I don't think it gets any clearer than that!

On the other hand the Hamas and the Palestinians are going to start fighting each other for control next week and the whole world will soon see just what Hamas and the Palestinians see as "Peace".