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Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by Lauren Lok (South Africa), Apr 7, 2005 at 06:58

In your excellent article on Ariel Sharon and the Gaza forced removals, you challenge your readers to name any other democracy where this has happened before suggesting that Sharon's action is a precedent.

Unfortunately we in South Africa know that we very actively and successfully led the way during the Apartheid years. During war Adolf Hitler was a past master of forced removals.

Hopefully your omission of South Africa's shame indicates that,10 years on, we are indeed beginning to live in a new South Africa with a new world perspective but, sadly, reaping what we have sowed with our previous disrespect for our citizens.

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