Likud to send Gaza evacuation report to Obama

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Outspoken Likud MK Danny Danon plans to translate an interim report on the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and its aftermath into English and have it sent to US President Barack Obama as evidence of why Israel will never again conduct such a pullout on the "whim" of an American leader.

The report highlights the ongoing instability experienced by a large portion of the Israeli Jews uprooted from Gaza's 21 Jewish communities, as well as the escalation of Palestinian violence following the withdrawal and Hamas' subsequent takeover of the territory.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Danon noted that Israel had taken a great risk to jump-start peace efforts at the behest of former President George W. Bush. By sending the report to Washington, Danon hopes to make clear that Obama's disregard for Israel's gesture and the Palestinian response to it means the Jewish state is no longer prepared to take such risks for peace based on American assurances.

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