Gaza Pullout and the Future of Peace in the Middle East

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Next week, at least 55,000 Israeli troops are prepared to evict 8,000 fellow Jews from settlements in Gaza. The deadline for voluntary departure is Monday; removal by force is promised for Wednesday. The pullout will likely mean confrontations between settlers and their supporters, and soldiers. Militant rabbis are urging resistance, some troops may refuse to obey orders, and it's possible that Israelis may shoot at each other. Why do some Jews want to live surrounded by hostile Palestinians? Why do their fellow Israelis want them to leave? We go to the heart of the settlements that Ariel Sharon has vowed to tear down, get a Palestinian point of view and look at the long-term consequences for Israeli politics and the peace process.
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