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Gaza pullout is only short term blow for settlers

Yossi Rund is one of the few Jewish settlers who says aloud that he could accept Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to evacuate the Gaza Strip.He voices the same fear as many others that even though Israel is actually tightening its hold on big West Bank settlements, the pullout dims the ultimate settler dream of a “Greater Israel” on land occupied in the 1967 war. At the same time, Rund worries that if resistance is too violent it could rupture all settler links to mainstream Israel — where most see Gaza as too costly and dangerous to keep.Full Story

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