Yediot Ahronot refers
Hatzofeh notes that,
Yediot Ahronot, avers that,
Hatzofeh notes that, Prime Minister Ariel Sharons trumpet, Ehud Olmert, explains at every opportunity that the disengagement from the Gaza Strip is necessary due to the numerical increase of the Palestinians there, for which the Israeli side has no demographic response, and suggests that using similar reasoning, one could argue for the evacuation of Jews from the Galilee and the Negev. The editors ask that, In light of the intention to destroy Gush Katif and exile its residents for completely baseless reasons, why shouldnt we discuss the logic of our very living here, especially given the possibility that the ayatollahs in Iran will possess nuclear weapons very soon?
Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, avers that, The legislation on the level of compensation that the Israeli government will pay the settlers who will be evacuated from Gaza must take into account two factors: Maintaining the settlers standard of living and preserving the framework of the state budget.