Tensions high as Gaza deadline looms

Israel and the Palestinians have to combat threats from their own supporters ahead of the Gaza withdrawal.

6th August, 2005

The hypertension in the run-up to ‘Gaza disengagement' that has engulfed Israel in recent weeks climaxed in the most horrific way in the northern Israeli Arab town of Shfaram last week.

On Thursday evening, Eran Tzuberi a 19-year-old Jewish extremist from a West Bank settlement opened fire on a public bus, killing four Palestinian Arabs before being lynched by bystanders.Tzuberi deserted the Israeli army because of his refusal to take part in Israeli's upcoming...

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