Thousands of Israelis poured into the Gaza Strip for a big demonstration protesting the government's plan to pull out of the area this summer and dismantle 21 settlements there. Mild weather and Passover vacation enabled many people to come to the demonstration from around the country. Some 1,500 buses brought in supporters showing solidarity with the 8,000 settlers slated for evacuation. Protesters described the pullout as a reward for terror that won't accomplish anything. “The Arabs want us dead, they don't want peace, they don't love us, they want to blow us up,” said Michael Goldman. Cars, vans and buses are flying protest banners saying: "Jews should not expel Jews."
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