BREAKING NEWS ~ Israeli settlement leaders support call to civil disobedience against evacuation Bernard Hibbitts at 11:13 AM ET
[JURIST] AP is reporting that Jewish settler leaders have endorsed a call for civil disobedience against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's planned evacuation of Gaza Strip and West Bank settlements. Pinchas Wallerstein, a former leader of the Yesha Settlers' Council, had previously circulated a letter calling for evacuation to be resisted even if it meant defying the law and going to prison. The Yesha Council offers its views of the diplomatic and legal aspects of the settlement issue here. Israel Attorney General Menahem Mazuz is investigating whether Wallerstein has already broken Israeli law by calling for civil disobedience against the Gaza pullout. The Jerusalem Post has more.
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