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Rallies held for and against Netzarim (HA´ARETZ NEWS) By Tsahar Rotem 12/14/03)Source: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/371579.html HA'ARETZ} NEWS SERVICE HA'ARETZ} NEWS SERVICE Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Dozens gathered outside Netzarim in the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon, calling on the settlers to evacuate the isolated settlement unilaterally and immediately. The protesters, members of the Out of Netzarim group, have been demonstrating outside the settlement for the past seven Fridays.

This time, the demonstration became violent when a group of settlers, headed by Itamar Ben Gvir, confronted the protesters. The two sides pushed each other and exchanged insults.

Out of Netzarim consists of a core of reserve soldiers, most of whom served in the region. The group was formed by Eyal Hovav. "I am against unilateral withdrawal in general," Hovav said, "but support withdrawing from Netzarim to signal that we are serious in our desire for peace."

Dozens of people came to spend the Sabbath in Netzarim to support the settlers and protest against the possibility of its evacuation. (© Copyright 2003 Haaretz. 12/14/03)

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