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  Tevet 17, 5772 , 12/01/12

Lieberman Praises New Communities for Gaza Exiles

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Thursday, that any settlement of the southern part of Israel, regardless of the type of community and population, shows that the pioneering spirit of Zionism has not vanished from the face of the earth. Speaking during a Yisrael Beiteinu tour of the area, including communities established for families evicted from Gaza in 2005, the party chairman said, "when you see the community of Neve established within two years on deserted sands, the heart swells, and this settlement is the proper answer to the historical error made in the Disengagement when the Israeli government of the time destroyed 21 flourishing settlements without an agreement, and for nothing at first, then in exchange for rocket attacks and terror as time went on."

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