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Re:Philedelphi Corridor

Reader comment on item: [Israel's Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Submitted by Faith Gini (Israel), Aug 21, 2005 at 13:57

I appreciate your comments Janet. I really believe that our small community will be among the first to suffer the effects of the loss of control over the border between Egypt and Rafiah and that the border station near us will become very vulnerable.

My husband and several of my neighbors work there and it frightens me to think of what may very well happen in coming months. Several of their co-workers were murdered on the Philedelphi road on their way to work at the Rafiah border station just a couple of years ago.

I can still recall driving through that area freely and taking my mother and aunts and uncles all the way to that station for a trip they made to Cairo. My husband and I used to take our babies right through the Khan Yunis area to swim at the beach in Neve Dekalim without any danger at all.

All of that changed when Rabin handed over parts of Gaza to Arafat and his gangsters from Tunis. The Oslo Agreements have only brought us great danger and they haven't done anything to improve the life for either Arabs or Jews.

Now Arik Sharon has done what millions of Arabs were unable to do: destroy Jewish homes and expell Jewish families.

If anyone thinks this will bring any good to anyone, they need only to review the history of the past 12 years. Has capitulation brought peace? No. Has it brought the Palestinians closer to an independent, well governed state? No. Has it brought Jews and Arabs closer together? No.
Has it reduced the level of Islamic fundamentalism among Palestinians? No. Has it raised the standard of living for Palestinians or Israelis? No.

All the good intentions in the world can't be forgiven for the debacle that the governments of Isarel have brought upon us and are bringing on us now.
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