Weisglass: Gaza Plan Aims to Freeze Peace Process

(Ha'aretz) Ari Shavit - Prime Minister Sharon's senior adviser Dov Weisglass, one of the initiators of the disengagement plan, said in an interview to appear Friday: "The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process. And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders, and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda. And all this with authority and permission. All with a presidential blessing and the ratification of both houses of Congress." "What I effectively agreed to with the Americans was that part of the settlements would not be dealt with at all, and the rest will not be dealt with until the Palestinians turn into Finns. That is the significance of what we did." In addition, "out of 240,000 settlers, 190,000 will not be moved from their place."

2004-10-06 00:00:00

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