Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 16 #5


On June 13, a group of Israelis determined to scuttle Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s promise to evacuate West Bank settlements gathered in Jerusalem. In their view, neither opposition like that waged unsuccessfully against the August 2005 evacuation of the Gaza Strip nor the more confrontational tactics used in a failed attempt to prevent the destruction of permanent dwellings at the settlement outpost of Amona in January could avert future withdrawals.