Israeli troops began a forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of settlers enraged by their expulsion from the Gaza Strip after Israel's 38-year occupation.Source.
The move is the culmination of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for the first removal of settlements from land Palestinians want for a state.
Palestinian militants claim the withdrawal as victory and Israel opponents decry it as a surrender to violence. Washington hopes it will prove a catalyst for renewed peacemaking.
Displacing thousands of people is going to be a catalyst for peace? And that would work how exactly? I mean, yes I may not be on top of politics as much as I should be, but I didn't realize the world had changed so much that forcing thousands of people to leave their homes (and indeed the land God has given them) would be a means to attain peace. Silly me.