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Submitted by John Halloff (United States), Apr 8, 2005 at 11:57

The settlers could not live in the strip without the protection of the army. I don't know how many troops are required to afford this protection; nor do I know how many troops have died defending them. If in fact the position is fundamentally indefensible, as the military says it is, since the settlers are surrounded by arabs, it seems to me fundamentally immoral to ask soldiers to risk their lives in order for the settlers to live theirs under such circumstances. The settlers should have been given the choice: live in Gaza without army protection or leave with compensation.

Re expulsion: How about the forced removal of Japanese citizens from their homes to camps during WWII right here in the USA?
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