Rice: Give Gaza to Abbas
Israeli Soldiers Die for Abbas?
The fact that Israel may soon find Abbas's Fatah back in charge of Gaza did not seem to perturb Shteinitz, in keeping with his support for a withdrawal from Gaza. He objected to the unilateral aspect of the 2005 Disengagement, as well as to giving up Israeli control of the Philadelphi Route between Gaza and Egypt, but voted in favor of it in most, if not all, Knesset votes. (A7)