Israel’s Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, and Sport MK Zvi Hendel (National Union) revealed secret plans from the Prime Minister’s Office to suppress the Israeli residents in Katif during their evacuation in a live interview broadcast this morning on Israel Radio.

According to Hendel, the secret report provides for electricity and all communications (telephone, cellular phones, radio) to be shut off so that the Israeli residents are not able to communicate during the evacuation. Every building evacuated is to be immediately destroyed either by bulldozing or the use of explosives.

Hendel noted that while the plan provides for using a strong hand against the Israeli resident that it calls for the IDF to make every effort not to clash with the “Palestinians celebrating their victory at the gates” of the communities being destroyed.

This news item ran at on March 1st, 2004