Top health official: Government poorly prepared for Gaza pullout

Thursday, June 16, 2005 | 

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wants to move most of the 8,000 Jewish settlers evacuated from the Gaza Strip to a nearby area of sand dunes called Nitzanim, but a senior health ministry official has warned that preparations are woefully inadequate. Dr. Michael Dor, who heads the Health Ministry’s division coordinating the withdrawal, told the “Jerusalem Post” that that there is insufficient infrastructure for sanitation. He said that could lead to disease, and he urged the settlers not to move to Nitzanim. It's a blow to Sharon who says the pullout will begin in two months no matter what. Critics say the government is not ready.

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