From Reuters 11.20.01:
>GAZA (Reuters) - Israel demolished Palestinian houses in Gaza >Tuesday and said it would build new homes for Jewish settlers >in the West Bank city of Hebron, a day after the United States >announced a new Middle East peace drive.
>Three Palestinians were wounded in the fresh violence in Gaza, >hospital officials said, underlining the difficulties U.S. envoys will >face when they arrive in the coming days to prod peace moves >forward.
>Israel also said it would replace mobile homes in the Jewish >settlement in divided Hebron with concrete houses, despite >Secretary of State Colin Powell's call to halt settlement >construction amid nearly 14 months of violence.
Again, Israel is pouring gasoline on the fire. Take note of Colin Powell's call to Israel to halt settlement construction. Will Israel heed this request? No. It's about time our administration has said enough is enough. I'm sick of my country (US) backing Israel while they continue to settle in Palestinian territories. Finally the international community is starting to look at this situation in a realistic manner. Israel must clean up it's act, or be isolated.