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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Can't Win for Losing in Gaza

Belmont club pulls together two stories that tell a really sad, though perhaps not surprising story. An American Jewish philanthropic group contributed $14 million to purchase a number of settler-owned greenhouses in the Gaza stip. The settlers, being forced to evacuate, had otherwise considered dismantling them. However, the greenhouses employed over 3500 Palestinians and provided fresh produce to the area. The idea was, this way the 3500 workers could keep their jobs and the local produce production would continue unabated.

Unfortunately, once the settlers were gone mobs of Palestinians looted and dismantled the greenhouses. PA police stood by, saying they didn't have the manpower to protect them.

Sometimes you just can't do anyone a favor...

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