A technique we used when answering those essay questions on school tests that later served us well in journalism was to repeat a thought until word count was achieved. In an item we saw today on Haaretz.com via Drudge concerning the demolition of settlement houses on the Gaza Strip, we found these graphs at the top of the story:
The evacuation of the Gaza Strip is going forward faster than anticipated, such that all settlements could be vacant by early next week and the demolition of settler homes beginning a few days later, the army said Wednesday.
Deputy Chief of Staff Moshe Kaplinsky said Wednesday that all Gaza Strip settlements could be evacuated by the beginning of next week.
According to Ziv, evacuations were proceeding at a faster rate than planners had anticipated. He said the IDF could begin to demolish vacant settler homes as early as the end of next week.
We’re confused. When exactly are the settlement houses expected to be evacuated?