Mon, 26 Jul 2004 HA’ARETZ 1. MORE THAN 100,000 AGAINST DISENGAGEMENT; ALMOST HALF OF LIKUD [KNESSET] FACTION AGAINST UNITY [GOVERNMENT]. Right wing show of force: “Human chain” from Gaza Strip to Jerusalem, more than 1,000 at Minister Shalom’s “rebel conference.” Six children injured by rocket launched at Neve Dekalim. 2. GOVERNMENT PLAN: SETTLERS WHO LEAVE WILL RECEIVE COMPENSATION ACCORDING TO HOW LONG THEY HAVE LIVED THERE. 3. UNDERCOVER FORCE KILLS 6 FATAH ACTIVISTS – INCLUDING HEAD OF MILITARY WING – IN TULKARM.

4. ETHIOPIANS IN GADERA: EIGHT YEARS IN ISRAEL, AND STILL DON’T KNOW HEBREW. 5. AT SDE ELIYAHU, THERE ARE ALSO THOSE THAT SUPPORT BASHI. (…). HATZOFEH 1. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom stood before Likud activists’ assembly as head of “rebels” against Sharon. CHAIN REACTION. 200,000 people joined Gush Katif to Jerusalem, in human chain that continued for 90km, beginning at Erez checkpoint and finishing at Western Wall, as protest against disengagement plan. Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin among participants, as were David Hatuel and Rabbi Avraham Shapira. Event closed with singing Israeli national anthem and blowing the shofar at the Western Wall. At the same time, anti-tank missile hit Neve Dekalim community centre, 10-year-old boy seriously wounded and five others lightly wounded – they were brought to Soroka Hospital. Earlier, five Kassam rockets landed near Nisanit in northern Gaza Strip. Special IDF force killed six Palestinians in Tulkarm, including well-known Fatah activists who were on their way to perpetrate attack. 2. STORM IN WAKE OF LAPID PROPOSAL TO SET UP SECULAR MARRIAGE TRACK. MA’ARIV 1. 90 KM OF PROTEST They stood next to each other, holding hands, from Erez checkpoint to the Western Wall. 130 thousand people connected in human chain against disengagement plan. 2. LIKUD WAR. Silvan Shalom’s supporters: “Left wing secular government will destroy the state.” 3. FEMALE SOLDIERS HAD ROMANCES AT CHECKPOINT WITH PALESTINIANS. Concern: Military policewomen handed over sensitive information to residents. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. THE HANDS THAT DON’T DISENGAGE. From Gush-Katif to Jerusalem: 130,000 demonstrators unite against disengagement. 2. SILVAN SHALOM’S SHOW OF FORCE. Foreign Minister in head-on confrontation with PM: “We must not be tempted by left-wing secular government.” 3. TONIGHT IS 9TH AV [HEBREW DATE COMMEMORATING DESTRUCTION OF THE TWO TEMPLES]: EVERYTHING CLOSED IN JERUSALEM, BUSINESSES TO BE OPEN IN TEL AVIV. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Hatzofeh discusses the recent spate of road accidents and says that, “If it had been a terrorist attack on Highway #65, near Migdal junction, in the north, the entire electronic media would have stopped their broadcasts and offered continuous reporting on the event…The print media would have also featured extensive coverage. Not so when the dead and injured are the victims of road accidents. There is no comparison between media coverage of fatal road accidents and deadly terrorist attacks. This is because the managers of all television and radio stations have decided that the blood of someone killed in a road accident is less red than that of someone killed in a terrorist attack.” The editors call for the police to greatly step up actions against road offenders. Yediot Ahronot discusses the ongoing scandal involving former Shinui National Infrastructures Minister Joseph Paritzky, the Israel Electric Corporation and various private investigators and businessmen.