Monday, May 24, 2004

"The demolition of houses in Rafah must stop. It is not humane, not Jewish and causes us grave damage in the world," Justice Minister Yosef Lapid told the cabinet yesterday.
Lapid added that he had seen a picture of an elderly Palestinian woman searching in the debris

for her medication, and had been reminded of his grandmother [who perished in the Holocaust].
His remarks sparked an uproar in the cabinet since Lapid is a Holocaust survivor and his words were interpreted as a comparison between the IDF and the Nazis.

(today's Ha'aretz - I can't believe I'm the only one with a sense of deja-vu over this)

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