CNN.com – Gaza evacuations 70 percent complete – Aug 18, 2005 – It’s so sad to see people being removed from their homes in Gaza. This is a big mistake by Sharon and I’m extremely doubtful that this will “reinvigorate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process”. Israel earned this area during the Six-Day War and now they are being penalized? At least there is a compensation package and I hope it is fair. The bigger issue is that many people believe that this is truly God-given territory for Israel, no matter what the politicians say. This is just another mess within a big mess and Israel shouldn’t give up ANYTHING until they have more security as a nation and the Palestinians stop talking out of both sides of their mouth about the right of Israel to exist.