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Arab Druze Knesset Member: Gaza Plan Is Bad For Israel Security – Great For Hamas Terrorists

MEMRI April 18, 2005

NEW YORK: Ayoob Kara, a
Druze Arab Knesset member of the Likud Party, told the World Net Daily that ‘
This Gaza withdrawal is going to be terrible for Israel security. Hamas is
going to become dominant as soon as Israel leaves Gaza, and they will use the
land they’re receiving to stage more attacks against Israel.’ Mr. Kara is
the first non-Jewish Likud Knesset member and has become a staunch opponent of
the Gaza withdrawal deportation plan.

He also said that ‘Hamas is already telling their supporters that Israel
leaving Gaza is because of their terrorism, so they are thinking terrorism works.

President Morton A. Klein of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said,
‘Kara is right. On Thursday Mohammad al-Zahar, a senior leader of Hamas
said, ‘Very simply, nobody can deny that if Israel is going to leave the Gaza
Strip and part of the West Bank, that it was because of the intifada, because
of the armed struggle, because of the great sacrifices of Hamas for this goal.
It was not because of negotiations, or the goodwill of Israel, or Americans
or the Europeans. This is an important achievement for the armed struggle
and confirms the willingness, correctness and usefulness of employing the armed
struggle and its ability of obtaining political objectives.”

Klein added, ‘Yaacov Amidror, former deputy chief of Israeli military
intelligence recently wrote that if Israel withdraws from Gaza, it will become a
Hamas terror state or a Hamastan. And only yesterday, outgoing Chief of Staff
General Moshe Ya’alon said, ‘Immediately after the disengagement we can
expect a burst of terrorism…all the signs point to it.”

Kara also said, ‘Israelis are moving to the next quick fix, the next
supposed solution to everything, the Gaza withdrawal…Sharon won’t listen. He has
surrounded himself with all the leftist politicians, and they are controlling
things. They are the ones pushing this through…This is just the beginning.
If Sharon is still in power, there will be withdrawals from everything the
Palestinians want, Jerusalem, the West Bank…’

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