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May 12, 2002
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Fact 5: Israel's borders at its shortest distance is 9 miles

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This time it includes the following fact:

Fact Number 5
Israel's borders at its shortest distance is 9 miles

Israel's borders from West to East is 9 miles at its shortest distance (from the West Bank to Netanya, borders of 1948)

I was in Israel from 1987 to 1997, and lived in Netanya and Even-Yehuda, two great towns.

This short distance, makes it very easy for Palestinian homicide/suicide bombers to attack innocent civilians. Netanya was the site of the massacre of Passover, where 30 Israeli civilians were killed as they were getting ready for a holiday meal. Many were elderly and this week's victim, Eliezer Korman, 74, was a grand-father of five who died as a consequence of this Palestinian homicide/suicide bombing.

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Posted by David Melle at May 12, 2002 08:17 AM
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