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Rice agress that Jewish houses in Gaza should be destroyed to make way for high rise Arab housing
June 20, 2005
MIM: james Wolfensohn as the American Lord Moyne:
It is beyond obscene that Israel has agreed to pay millions of dollars to Arabs to remove the rubble from the Jewish houses they they will destroy after making Gaza Judenrein and allowing terrorists to expand their network further into Gaza. The only historical precedent for this could be found in the deportation of Jews from towns and cities during the Holocaust, when they were taken to be shot and had to pay for the bullets that were used to kill them. The Islamofacist 'Sonderkommando' will be aided and abetted by James Wolfensohn - the former president of the World Bank who was appointed by Rice to be the euphemistically named "Gaza envoy". Wolfensohn will be acting as a combination of Sonderkommando and Kapo with Rice's backing and approval. Rice's plan to give terrorists a monthly pension of $100 dollars to retire was scuttled when Hezbollah upped the ante and announced that they were increasing payments to suicide bombers 5 fold, so now she has turned her attention to helping the terrorists oust Jews which will net them more money in the process.
Rice announced that;'The parties will work toward a plan for destruction and cleanup" adding that ;".. the two sides must work out what to do with hundreds of Israeli greenhouses around the settlements.."(The crops could boost the Palestinian economy in Gaza after Israel exits).
Israeli spokesman Mark Regev announced that; "..Israel or a third party would pay for the cleanup, estimated by US officials yesterday to cost $50 million to $60 million. The cleanup could mean hundreds of jobs for Palestinians..."
It should be recalled that Wolfensohn enthusiastically embraced the plan of the Arabs who came to him in 2001 in Davos with what they actually called a 'final solution' . The Arabs no doubt, are lamenting that the Jews will not be locked inside the homes when they are being destroyed . They will be taking solace in the thought that they will soon be in missile range of large Israeli cities and be able to shoot at building with Jews still inside them.
Wolfensohn's position, and his mandate to oversee the Jewish deportations from Gaza, bears striking similiarities to that of Lord Moyne, (the British Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1942 )who was responsible for the enforcement of British policy in Palestine.
In an article entitled "Good and Bad" Jihad Al Khazen, an Islamist who writes for the Saudi paper Al Hayat gushed over Wolfensohn (whom he referred to as a good Jew who would do Arab bidding) and recounted a 2001 meeting Davos at which the World Bank President Wolfensohn met an Arab delegation who were "carrying maps of the final solution" and followed the account of a "senior Palestinian negotiator" with a lot of interest" ...
"...However, my good impression of this man doubled in the lapse of one meeting I had with him in the suite of Yasser Arafat near the end of January 2001 in Davos, on the margin of the World Economic Forum that year..."
"...Arafat was receiving a President of state, when the head of the World Bank arrived; so I went with my friend Sobeih Al Masri to sit with him around a circle table on the other side of the large room, and we were later joined by Dr. Saeb Erakat, who came from Taba carrying the maps of the 'final solution' between Israel and Palestine. Wolfensohn followed the account of the senior Palestinian negotiator with a lot of interest, and he promised to offer assistance. Later on, he visited Lebanon after receiving an invitation from late Rafiq Hariri, and when I told him to take care of Lebanon's Prime Minister, he told me that he was friends with Hariri, that he was proud of this friendship, appreciated the work of Hariri, and was willing to help him in any possible way in order to help rebuild Lebanon.
When we moved to the corner of the room in which Arafat was, Wolfensohn took out his notebook, and started reading out to the Palestinian President the derails of his trip to the Gulf and Western Europe, advising Arafat on what he could demand, what he could expect, and the best way to deal with this or that country..."
According to the Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel (page 809 Vol. ll) : "One of his (Lord Moyne's) most virulently anti semitic and anti Zionist speechs was delivered on June 9th 1942 (MIM note: The height of the extermination by the Nazis of the Jews in Europe) ...in a debate ...for a Jewish fighting force to be recruited from Jewish refugees from Nazism and for permission for Palestinian Jewry to raise an armed home guard.
"He went on to propose that Jewish refugees should be settled in Syria, Lebananon and Transjordan, which was not as crowded as Palestine ..."
MIM: How perversely ironic that an anti semitic British government official proposed settling Jews in Arab countries citing the overpopulation in Palestine as a reason. Sixties years later James Wolfensohn is planning to oversee the deportation of Jews from Gaza, and the demolition of their houses to make way for housing blocks for an Arab population (which has the highest birthrate in the world) . It is already an established fact that Trans Jordan aka Jordan is where the Arabs in Israel historically belong, and that many of their brethern have been living there for decades.
THE MIDDLE EAST
Settler homes in Gaza to be razed
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Israeli and Palestinian leaders had agreed that Jewish settlers' houses should be destroyed in Gaza to make way for high-rise housing for Palestinians.
BY MICHAEL MATZA
Knight Ridder News Service
JERUSALEM - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday announced the first tangible Israeli-Palestinian agreement on the pending withdrawal of Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip.
The sides agreed that settlers' houses would be destroyed, most probably to make way for the construction of larger apartment buildings in the densely populated strip, Rice said at a news conference.
"Israel and the Palestinian Authority agree that the settler homes in Gaza should be removed. Therefore the parties will work for a plan for destruction and cleanup," Rice said, after two days of separate meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders.
"The Palestinian Authority is reviewing a master plan so that the future of land use and housing in former settlement areas are economically suitable for the Palestinian people," Rice said.
Asked why the houses had to go, she said it seemed fairly obvious. "You have approximately 1,500 houses and . . . a population of 1.3 million Palestinians. I think the view is that there are better land-use opportunities for the Palestinians that better address their housing needs," Rice said of the decision to raze the one- and two-story, red-tile-roofed houses rather than transfer them intact.
"The most important thing here is that the parties want to work at this together. It's not an issue of a unilateral decision to do this or that. It's a recognition that when the Israelis leave Gaza, it ought to be a place that is viable for the Palestinians and addresses their needs," she said.
Rice said the details would be worked out between the parties with the assistance of former World Bank chairman James Wolfensohn, now working as a special envoy on behalf of the plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The plan, known as the road map, is backed by the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union.
Although Rice did not get into specifics, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Sunday that under the agreement Israel would pay the Palestinian Authority or an international body to demolish the houses and remove the debris.
Donor countries and the World Bank would then allocate funds to private contractors to turn the settlement areas into high-rise housing for Palestinians.
Alternatively, at the end of a pullout of about 9,000 settlers, expected to take three to four weeks this summer, Israeli troops would raze the houses.
The money provided to the Palestinian Authority for rubble removal would create thousands of jobs in an area of rampant poverty.
Israel had been reluctant to have soldiers remove the rubble, fearing it could prolong their presence in Gaza and expose them to attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to discuss further details of the plan with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when they meet Tuesday for their first summit since declaring a truce in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Feb. 8.
Speaking on Israeli television Sunday, Abbas said he was prepared to cooperate on the disposition of the homes.
Violence persisted Sunday in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army reported that one Israeli soldier was killed and two others wounded in an attack by Palestinian gunmen firing rifles and rocket-propelled grenades at troops and civilian contractors along the fenced border with Egypt. One of the attackers was shot dead.
The other was wounded and escaped, the army said.
Rice announces agreement to raze Gaza settlers' homes
Palestinians, Israel discussing post-pullout plan
By Ken Ellingwood and Tyler Marshall, Los Angeles Times | June 20, 2005
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed that hundreds of Jewish homes in the Gaza Strip will be demolished when Israel evacuates settlers this summer.
Rice's announcement appeared to settle a debate over what to do with the houses after Israel abandons 21 Jewish settlements in Gaza and four others in the northern West Bank. Some Israelis, including Vice Premier Shimon Peres, advocated handing over the homes to Palestinians. But Palestinian officials say leaving the single-family dwellings intact would not ease the housing shortage in Gaza, one of the most cramped places on Earth.
Rice spoke about the decision on the settlers' homes as she mentioned a broader agreement on a "statement of principles" to govern the Gaza pullout. The agreement marks an important, if incremental, step in advancing the withdrawal, which the Bush administration sees as the best chance for breathing new life into the US-backed peace plan known as the road map.
She said the two parties agreed the withdrawal should be free of violence and provide for the passage of Palestinians and goods between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a matter of central importance to the Palestinian leadership.
Rice repeatedly emphasized the importance that a Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip be economically viable and offer hope for a better life among the 1.3 million Palestinians who reside there.
Her remarks reflected the administration's position that providing the opportunity for a better future to young Arabs is key to reducing the anti-American hatred that helps fuel terrorism.
Rice, finishing a two-day visit, said both sides agreed that about 1,600 settler houses -- US-style stucco homes with red-tile roofs and small yards -- should be destroyed to allow the Palestinians to build high-rise structures better suited to easing crowding.
"The parties will work toward a plan for destruction and cleanup," she said.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to meet tomorrow, and the houses issue will probably be on the agenda.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said the current understanding calls for Israel to raze the homes and for the Palestinians to dispose of the debris. Israel or a third party would pay for the cleanup, estimated by US officials yesterday to cost $50 million to $60 million. The cleanup could mean hundreds of jobs for Palestinians. Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz is proposing that the debris be used to build a Palestinian seaport in Gaza, according to news reports.
Rice said the two sides must work out what to do with hundreds of Israeli greenhouses around the settlements. The crops could boost the Palestinian economy in Gaza after Israel exits.
In other developments, Israel Radio said gunmen believed to be Palestinian killed an Israeli and wounded another today in an ambush on their car in the West Bank, according to Reuters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack outside the Jewish settlement of Hermesh. Also, an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fighter were killed yesterday during an attack on Israeli troops in southern Gaza near the Egyptian border. Two other Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack. Islamic Jihad and the Abu El-Rish Brigades jointly claimed responsibility, saying they were responding to what they called Israeli violations of the cease-fire.
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