- Title: GAZA: ISREALI TROOPS FIRE AT SETTLERS OPPOSED TO GAZA PULLOUT.
- Date: 29th June 2005
- Summary: (BN10)SHIRAT HAYAM, GUSH KATIF SETTLEMENT BLOC, GAZA STRIP (JUNE 29, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. GV/PAN: PALESTINIANS IN HOUSE, PAN TO NEIGHBOURING SMALLER HOUSE OCCUPIED BY SETTLERS 0.09 2. GV/MV: SETTLERS PREVENTING MILITARY JEEP FROM ENTERING AREA (2 SHOTS) 0.20 3. MV/PAN: SETTLERS CHANTING 0.27 4. GV/MV/PAN: SECURITY FORCES SCUFFLING WITH JEWISH SETTLERS; ARRESTING SETTLERS; SETTLER ON GROUND; SECURITY FORCES CARRYING SETTLER AWAY (6 SHOTS) 1.20 5. MV: SETTLERS SEATED ON GROUND 1.24 6. MV/GV: YOUNG SETTLER READING BOOK AND CHANTING AS SECURITY FORCES MEMBER GUIDES HIM ALONG; SETTLER BEING BUNDLED INTO SECURITY FORCES JEEP (3 SHOTS) 1.51 7. LV: SETTLERS THROWING STONES NEAR HOUSE; SECURITY FORCES SHOOTING AT SETTLERS; SETTLERS THROWING STONES (3 SHOTS) 2.20 8. LV/PAN: SECURITY FORCES FIRING GUNS IN DIRECTION OF SETTLERS 2.37 9. MV: INJURED MAN LYING ON GROUND 2.56 10. LV: SETTLERS THROWING STONES, SECURITY FORCES FIRING GUNS, MEMBER OF SECURITY FORCES ORDERING SETTLERS BACK 3.15 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 14th July 2005 13:00
- Location: SHIRAT HAYM OUTPOST, GUSH KATIF SETTLEMENT BLOC, GAZA STRIP
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVA5657Q4RBJMQYPIQE8FRA96VWF
- Story Text: Israeli troops scuffle heavily with settlers opposed
to pullout from Gaza.
Israeli security forces scuffled with ultra
nationalist Jews who holed themselves in an abandoned
Palestinian house near the main Gush Katif settlement bloc
in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday (June 29, 2005).
The settlers are opposed to the Israeli government's
decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.
Israeli security forces dragged a few dozen settlers
from the house, situated in the al-Muwasi Palestinian
Israeli security forces arrested eight settlers for
throwing stones at Palestinians and Israeli security
forces. A soldier, a settler, and a Palestinian were
Israeli authorities have expanded pre-emptive
crackdowns on far-right Jews, sometimes detaining them
without charge under emergency laws condemned by civil
Officials have brushed aside such concerns, saying some
activists could turn violent and even try to assassinate
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has received a
series of death threats.
Polls show most Israelis support removing all 21 Jewish
settlements from occupied Gaza and another four from a
corner of the West Bank to stem four and a half years of
fighting with the Palestinians. But the plan's popularity
is on the decline.
Palestinians welcome any Israeli withdrawals from lands
occupied in the 1967 war and where they seek statehood, but
suspect Sharon plans to leave Gaza in order to cement the
Jewish state's hold on much of the West Bank.
Rightists call the "Disengagement Plan" a betrayal of
Jewish claims on biblical land and a recipe for more
violence by Islamic factions that have spearheaded a
But settler leaders have called for passive protests
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