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  Sivan 14, 5767 , 31/05/07

Lieberman: Disengage from Gaza

Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman will present a plan to the government on Thursday in response to rocket attacks from Gaza terrorists. Lieberman proposes that Israel cut off all connection to Gaza, and begin to treat it as an enemy entity. “Participation in the axis of evil has a heavy price—financially, politically, and militarily,” Lieberman explained.

Among the steps Lieberman proposes are the complete closure of crossings between Gaza and the western Negev, the bombing of Gaza neighborhoods in response to Kassam rocket attacks, and an end to diplomatic contact with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Lieberman also recommends ending the flow of water, electricity, and gas to Gaza and the immediate cessation of visiting rights for family members of terrorist prisoners until the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
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