Monday, December 20, 2004
Settler leaders have begun calling for civil disobedience to resist Prime Minister Sharon's Gaza withdrawal plan. Bentsi Lieberman, head of the Yesha council, called withdrawal "an immoral decision and a breach of human rights. I'd rather not learn whether Lieberman thinks taking Palestinian land to build settlements is also an immoral human rights violation. These settlers' protests will probably affect many Israelis emotionally due to the tendency of people to sympathize with those of their own culture, but the withdrawal train is moving full speed ahead and I don't see this as having much impact in the long run.