HA’ARETZ 1. TODAY: SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT TO PRESENT SHARON WITH TIMETABLE FOR COMPLETING FENCE; MOFAZ ORDERS PACE OF CONSTRUCTION IN JERUSALEM STEPPED UP. 2. HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE: EVACUATE FAMILIES THAT LIVE IN NEW HOMES IN EMUNAH OUTPOST. 3. Moscow transfers new information to Interpol. RUSSIAN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE INTERESTED IN EXTRADITION OF OLIGARCH NEBEZLIN WHO LIVES IN ISRAEL. 4. EYAL ARAD TO MAKE NIS 40,000 A MONTH. Government source: Will explain disengagement to public for three months. HATZOFEH 1. Yesha Council declares: July 18 – Giving the Order Day in effort to stop transfer. TENS OF THOUSANDS TO GO TO GUSH KATIF. Operation: „Giving the Order Day – march to join together to help our hero brothers and sisters.” Goal: Stop transfer plan. Method: Masses will go to Gush Katif to foil expulsion. Date: One month before evacuation. Threat: Military source warns that IDF will close Strip completely. 2. „WE DON’T BELIEVE ABU MAZEN.” Thus senior Hamas official Muhammad A-Zahar said yesterday. In his words, Abu Mazen is not keeping his promises. Also said that organization will not agree to disarm. 3. SEVEN THOUSAND ATHLETES EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN MACCABIAH. 4. AGRICULTURE MINISTER YISRAEL KATZ QUESTIONED BY POLICE. 5. REPORT: GREATER TEL AVIV AREA EXPOSED TO POLLUTED AIR. MA’ARIV 1. „Even if struggle against disengagement fails, we will remain united.” GUSH [KATIF] LEADERS AGREE: WE WILL GO TOGETHER TO NITZANIM. Meeting of leaders of communities designated for evacuation ends in dramatic decision: If disengagement proceeds, Gush Katif will remain united and will move to its new site. However, they made it clear: In meantime, struggle continues. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. IDF stiffens punishments in wake of rise in right-wing refusal. SIXTY-THREE REFUSENIKS. Two new refuseniks: Officer from Givati Brigade and non-commissioned officer. [IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan] Halutz: Whoever refuses will not serve. Disengagement Authority sources: Settlers still in denial. Settlers’ plan: Tens of thousands will march to Gush Katif. Ma’asiyahu Prison Warden: Next political murderer will come from here. BPI-info

SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot says that, „It is both worthwhile and important to remember that beyond the orange ribbons, the wild behavior and the harsh words, are people whose homes and whose world are being destroyed around them.” The editors suggest that, „In this struggle, both sides have lost the same gift that we have prided ourselves on for more than a generation – compassion. Now it is a time to hate. There and here, how awful.” Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, suggests that those who support the disengagement should thank Shimshon Sitrin, who is accused of stoning an injured Palestinian in Gaza, and adds that, „A thousand orange ribbons will not do to local and world opinion what the stone that Shimshon Sitrin threw – apparently – at the Palestinian youth.” The editors cite a Talmudic proverb: „A thousand sages cannot retrieve the stone thrown by one stupid person into the river.” Yediot Ahronot, in its third editorial, doubts that the recent series of Live-8 concerts will have any real effect on poverty in Africa. Yediot Ahronot, in its fourth editorial, says that all too often politicians’ „confidants” may run off at the mouth and get their bosses into trouble. Yediot Ahronot, in its fifth editorial, predicts that Israel will have a general election in the spring of 2006. Hatzofeh complains of, „selective justice,” in Israel and accuses the government of ignoring massive illegal construction and theft of state lands in the Arab sector even as it prepares to expend great resources in evacuating Jews from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria. BPI-info