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Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 17, 2005

Israel Begins Forced Removal of Jewish Settlers From Gaza as Deadline Expires
Israeli troops began the forced evacuation of thousands of Jewish settlers
from the Gaza strip Wednesday after a deadline for them to leave expired
last night. We go to Gaza to speak with Chris McGreal, correspondent with
the London
Guardian, who reports from the settlement of Neve Dekalim.

As Unarmed IDF Soldiers Evacuate Settlers, A Look at the Israeli Bulldozing
of the Palestinian Home that Killed Rachel Corrie
As the Israeli pays millions of dollars to Gaza settlers and prepares to demolish
their homes after the evacuation, we look back at another home demolition
that came with no compensation. American activist Rachel Corrie was crushed
by an
Israeli military bulldozer as she tried to protect a Palestinian home. We
speak with the family that lived in that home and Rachel Corrie’s mother.

Debate on Gaza Withdrawal: Palestinian Sociologist vs. the Zionist Organization
of America
As Israeli troops began the forced evacuation of thousands of Jewish settlers
in the Gaza Strip, we host a debate between Morton Klein, the head of the Zionist
Organization of America and Rabab Abdulhadi, the head of the Center for Arab
American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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