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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The story of August

Alot of bloggers have been bemoaning the slow news month of August while others have been proclaiming the the news of the summer is the 'Able Danger' revelations or the Plame/Rove story.

For me, the story of August is the Israeli pullout from Gaza. Not only is the monumentally significiant, it could have implications, both good and bad, for years to come. I don't necessarily have much to say about it. My general feeling about things like this is to wait and see how it turns out, however, just the pictures alone are dramatic, heart-wrenching and unbelievable.

Israeli troops Wednesday entered the largest Jewish settlement in Gaza, Neveh Dekalim, to evacuate as many as 4,000 people, many of whom had barricaded themselves inside a synagogue.
In protest against the evacuations, a 54-year-old woman in the Israeli city of Netivot set herself on fire Wednesday, police said. She was taken to a Beer Sheva hospital in serious condition. A protest was being held at a junction nearby, authorities said.


Blogger scott said...

It's a huge story, K. Ariel Sharon is doing something that was unheard of even five years ago.

This will most likely not settle the issue but could be the beginning of the end of hostilities.

Alas, I doubt it.

2:43 PM  

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