"These greenhouses are for the Palestinian people," he said. "We don't want anyone to touch or harm anything that can be useful for our people." His plea did little good. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia implored Palestinians to leave the structures intact, even as people scavenged through debris elsewhere in the settlement.
American Jewish donors had bought more than 3,000 greenhouses from Israeli settlers in Gaza for $14 million last month, and transferred them to the Palestinian Authority. Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who brokered the deal, put up $500,000 of his own cash. More
And for what? For Peace? To destroy? To what end.............only the Devil knows
While the Jihad will continue it's "campaign" against Israel, THE ONLY GOOD THING THAT WILL COME OUT OF THIS;
ISRAEL THREATENS EXTREME RESPONSE TO TERRORISM
Make no mistake about it. Read this very carefully, it was what the disengagement was all about.
If Oslo, which I vehemently opposed (rewarding terror?), was Land for Peace, Gaza may essentially be LAND FOR WAR.
UPDATE: September 15
the Israeli pullout is proof of one thing - that the militants are the best hope of getting a state, that violence succeeds where politics fails.
And the future here will not be written without the involvement of the gunmen.
After 38 years of occupation, Palestinians were taking what they could from the wreckage of the settlements. A Palestinian colleague looked on, without surprise.
"We just got our land back," he said, "What else can anyone expect?"
But a well-dressed passer-by beseeched us - in perfect English - to stop filming.
Palestinians can still see the limits of their freedom.
It stops at the glittering edge of the Mediterranean Sea
And Tom P. points out
Why is U.S. doubling aid to Palestinians?
The following are reported plans to finance a potential Palestinian state:
From the United States: Doubling the present $275 million to $550 million – this after Palestinians have already received $1.5 billion (and how much of that was stolen by the late Yasser Arafat?)
In May, President Bush pledged $50 million in direct U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority to build housing and other infrastructure in Gaza once Israel completes its disengagement.....