Barghouti says uprising forced Israel out of Gaza

Friday, April 29, 2005 | 
Jailed Palestinian terror chief Marwan Barghouti says Israel’s planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip this summer will not bring peace. “If the situation remains as it is, it will not bring peace and stability," Barghouti said in an interview with the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera.” "The Gaza withdrawal has been secured not through the skills of the negotiators but by the arms of the uprising." Barghouti’s comments support what Israeli critics of the pullout have been saying all along: that it will not accomplish anything other than sending the Palestinian terrorists a clear message that terrorism pays.

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