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February 24, 2005
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Shimon Peres said evacuated Israeli homes in the Gaza Strip should not be razed. “There is property — it used to be Jewish and it can be any other way. I think we have to make the maximum amount out of it for the benefit of both the settlers and the Palestinians,” Israel’s vice prime minister told reporters after chairing a discussion of the economic impact of Israel’s upcoming withdrawal from Gaza and the northern West Bank. “I think destroying it will cause damage without a positive effect.”

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