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(generated from captions) Israel seized 38 years ago. have left the territory Jewish settlers most of the Gaza Strip's tears and abuse, amid scenes of anguish, violence, First - with Helen Vatsikopoulos. a half-hour of regionals analysis for 'Asia Pacific Focus' - And stay with us later the ABC's foreign correspondents. which includes reports from our weekly look at the world Hello and welcome to Seven Days - This program is captioned live. Join me for Seven Days. I'm Joe O'Brien. homeground. at his favourite football team's And David Lange farewelled into Israel's fight for survival. Another indelible chapter etched

with corrosive liquid after they were hit with with water as their comrades douse them writhe in agony Israeli security force soldiers and they are prepared to respond. infiltrated by violent extremists, that the protest movement has been are still concerned But Israeli security forces to cause a significant disruption. Most of them lack the commitment the withdrawal. they can at least delay heading into the Gaza Strip the security forces that if they can slow down These people believe the traffic are quickly overwhelmed. But their attempts to stop to defy their orders. in a bid to get them and plead with the soldiers The protesters abuse, cajole from doing their evil acts. the police and the government will do as much as they can to stop the activists from outside I am sure that from Israelis outside Gaza. The settlers are hoping for help evacuated before the weekend. most of the settlers will be the Israeli Government says Despite the scenes of conflict, AND SHATTERING GLASS LOUD EXPLOSION in a final act of defiance. Some have torched their homes for two days now. with the security forces The settlers have been in conflict and tempers are starting to fray. But force has been used (All sing) these our flesh and blood. These are our brothers, we don't want to win anyone. We are not coming to battle, There is no enemy. and they must use minimum force. that the settlers are Israeli heroes They've been told to move into the settlements. thousands of soldiers prepare just outside the Gaza Strip, In the dark, at a military base Peter Cave. followed by foreign affairs editor East correspondent Matt Brown, Our first report is from Middle the troops moved in. Before dawn on Wednesday 48 hours to vacate. those who remained were given but on Monday morning, Thousands did leave peacefully, settlers unwilling to move out. not on the soldiers sent to remove to vent their anger on him, has told Jews Prime Minister Ariel Sharon revert to Palestinian ownership. The 21 settlements will now

fell like a stone and exploded Witnesses say the plane of a square kilometre. The rest is scattered over an area of the Boeing 737. This is all that's recognisable and the ABC's Adrian Raschella. correspondent Kirsten Aiken Our reports are from Europe claimed 121 lives. The first, near Athens, air disaster in just a week. It was the world's second in Venezuela. who died in Tuesday's plane crash to farewell the 152 tourists on Wednesday island of Martinque will fly to the French Caribbean French President Jacques Chirac state did just that. as the might of the Jewish "Jews do not expel Jews", 1,500 people chanted, the last refuge. the synagogue was again of Neve Dekalim, At the Gaza's largest settlement and the arrests began. the police broke through from the containers onto the roof, aided by comrades who jumped Eventually though, through the razor wire. trying to cut their way which they rained down on the police missiles, sand and paint bombs, had come well prepared with in from Israel in recent weeks, but supporters who moved most of them not settlers, The young men on the roof, CHANTING blocked. but found the way to the roof to small children, including women clinging they began arresting those inside, charged in, As the police in full riot gear using hydraulic jacks. of the prayer hall, They broke into the main body the roof would not take the weight. but gave up because it was feared onto the roof, filled with officers two modified shipping containers At first, they tried to lower oldest settlement. on the roof of the Gaza's their last stand 150 protesters made at this settlement.

that the Helios Airways 737 that crashed at the weekend had lost cabin pressure in December. The airline says the plane landed safely then, but it's fuelled speculation that a catastrophic loss of pressure caused the crash. Both accidents involved low-cost carriers and aviation experts say some may not to be subject to the highest scrutiny. it's been revealed home to Cyprus, And as the first bodies are flown contamination of poor maintenance. but could be caused by either fuel double engine failure is very rare, Aviation experts say has been found. One of the two black boxes eight people. In March a crash killed in five months. It's the airlines second accident (Reads names) loved ones they'd never see again. gathered to hear the names of the relatives desperate for news At Martinique Airport, before all communication was lost. and requested an emergency landing then the other reported trouble with one engine the West Caribbean Airways pilot Around two hours into the flight, of Martinique. to the French Caribbean island heading home from Panama with tourists The MD82 jet was packed any easier for relatives. it won't make the tragedy aviation disaster in Greek history, the cause of the worst While the answer might explain to see exactly what happened. of the investigating team to wait for the findings And it is only responsible this problem we do not know. What has actually caused the controls. apparently trying to take over either crew members or passengers, in the cockpit, They also saw two people there was no sign of the other. in his seat, They saw one pilot slumped with the airconditioning system. after its pilots reported a problem to intercept the 737 Two fighter jets had been scrambled north-east of Athens. as it hit a hillside

Iraq's new leaders have been racing against the clock to meet the second deadline to set the final draft of the country's new constitution. The first deadline passed on Monday without agreement. The ABC's Norman Hermant has been following the arguments. On television, ads promise a new constitution will lead to a new beginning. On the streets, billboards proclaim, "One country, one people, one constitution". It won't be simple. Kurds in the north have already had de facto autonomy since 1991 and won't give it up. In the last week, Shia leaders have also demanded autonomy in the country's south. That region contains most of Iraq's oil and half its population. The Shia demands are bitterly opposed by Iraq's minority Sunnis. They ruled under Saddam and form the heart of the insurgency. Sunnis fear Shia autonomy will mean the eventual break-up of Iraq. And there are other divisions. Some Iraqi women have marched to protest proposals to introduce Islamic Sharia law in parts of the country. But religious Shi'ites say after decades of brutal repression under Saddam, Islamic law is their right. Through it all, the White House has said it believes the differences can be overcome. We have made it clear that we believe that a constitution can be and should be agreed upon by August 15 and so I'm operating on the assumption that it will be. Iraq's National Assembly did vote but this was not the breakthrough leaders had hoped for. Instead with negotiations on the constitution deadlocked all politicians could do was approve an extension. Seven more days to try to hammer out a deal. So many ethnic, religious nationalities in Iraq. So you need to bring these nationalities, communities and ethnic, religious communities together. And it is a very difficult job. If there's no deal soon there are predictions the National Assembly could be dissolved. New elections could be called leaving Iraq's passage to democracy seriously off-track. Residents of Indonesia's province of Aceh are getting used to their new circumstances - peace after 40 years of civil war. A truce signed last week will give Acehnese separatists a degree of self-government, but not the independence they'd fought for. Indonesia correspondent Tim Palmer was in Aceh last week to gauge the mood of the people. Doubly cursed, the village of Lam Baru Neujid lies on a bay pounded by December's tsunami and backs onto wild mountains meaning Aceh's decades-long war has been fought on its doorstep. Last August, villagers watched Indonesian soldiers chase a wounded separatist as he ran through the village screaming for his mother. "The soldiers caught him," says Muchtar. "They mutilated him, then called his family, "lay him down and hit him hard in the head. "It scared me and in the end, he died." It's hardly the climate for reconciliation. But now, as the village is being rebuilt from the swamp of the tsunami, these people are being asked to rebuild their faith in Indonesia too and in a peace accord that sees separatists - and most people here are - accept Aceh's place in Indonesia. The deal was done across the globe in Helsinki. SUBDUED APPLAUSE On the steps of Aceh's Grand Mosque, a few thousand jostled to watch the scenes in Helsinki and cheered the moment. APPLAUSE & CHEERING Under the accord, hostilities cease immediately and peace monitors from the European Union and Asian nations start work today. Separatist guerillas are to demobilise and decommission their weapons. Indonesia's to withdraw the bulk of its troops and police and release political prisoners within weeks. Aceh will keep 70% of its great oil and gas revenues and by next year a law is to be passed allowing a form of self-government for Aceh and for local political representation, including former pro-independence figures. While Saudi Arabia claimed the death of two al-Qaeda operatives in clashes with security forces last week, Britain was having second thoughts about its shoot-to-kill policy. More inconsistencies have emerged in the official version of how and why British Police shot dead an innocent Brazilian man in the aftermath of London's transit bombings. It's been revealed the man was wearing only a light denim jacket, not the bulky coat authorities said could have hidden explosives. Now, Britain's most senior police officer has denied trying to cover up police blunders as Europe correspondent Kirsten Aiken reports. Another day and another extraordinary accusation is made against British police involved in the investigation into the London bombings. The police watchdog has accused commissioner Sir Ian Blair of resisting an independent inquiry into the shooting of 27-year-old Jean Charles de Menezes who was mistaken for a would-be suicide bomber. And the watchdog says police kept its officials away from Stockwell Station, the scene of the shooting, for three days afterward. This dispute has caused us delay in taking over the investigation, but we have worked hard to recover the lost ground. Already under attack because of discrepancies between eyewitness accounts to the shooting and the official police version of events, Sir Ian Blair says there was no cover-up. Although he did try to stop the independent investigation, he insists his efforts were transparent. But a lawyer for the de Menezes family says the police are yet to explain the circumstances which led to the tragic mistake. It's been a chaotic mess and what we've asked the IPCC to find out is how much of it is incompetence and negligence, including gross negligence, and how much of it may be something more sinister. As Britain's Police Commissioner seeks to defend his integrity as well as that of his officers, Jean Charles de Menezes' family is still desperate to know why he died. Long a haven for foreign paedophiles, Cambodia is having mixed success in trying to shut down the trade in young girls and boys. More police on the streets has equated to fewer pimps and underage prostitutes. But as the BBC's Andrew Harding reports, the problem hasn't gone away. Inside a Cambodian brothel with a hidden camera. I can bring my friend? These images taken by investigators hunting for child prostitutes and the criminals who abuse them. I need to know how much? The agent is offered two girls. How old is she? Seven? Ages seven and nine. They've almost certainly been drugged by their handlers. Hello. But the encouraging news is this video has already been used to convict all the adults involved. The number of arrests is rising dramatically. It's part of a big push in this poor country to fight against child sex tourism. The changes here really are quite remarkable. If I'd walked down this particular street just six months ago I would have been virtually mobbed by very young girls and their teenage pimps, but not any more. These children are been rescued from the street by a British woman in this resort. Maggie Iano says the area is still a magnet for foreign paedophiles who know they can always buy their way out of trouble. Making his first official foreign visit, Pope Benedict XVI has gone back home to his native Germany. In Cologne he visited a synagogue where he condemned the Holocaust as an "unimaginable crime". He also met Muslim leaders and today he'll attend a huge open-air mass at a World Youth Day celebration. Our report on the Pope's arrival in Germany is from the BBC's Robert Piggott. There was excitement and pride as the German Pope came home to a rapturous reception tonight outside Cologne Cathedral. Even shy, retiring Benedict seemed to enjoy the moment. Earlier, he was greeted with the dignity of a head of state, even if a gust of wind did blow off the papal skullcap. The only thing missing was a John-Paul-style kiss on the ground. The Pope sailed up the Rhine into Cologne and criticised the aggressive secularism he says is silencing the Catholic voice. He told Germans that the Church could not be denied freedom of speech. Open wide your hearts to God. Let yourself be surprised by Christ. Let him have the right of his speech during these days. But the pure Catholic values Benedict wants to promote rule out the cohabitation, homosexuality and condoms that many inside the Church take for granted. Yes, but that's only what the Church thinks, but that's not reality. The Church is also losing its one-time monopoly on the search for spirituality. Practices such as yoga are expanding as Germans seek their own insight into their lives. The crowds were wall-to-wall in Cologne tonight, but Benedict cares less about the numbers of Catholics than the purity of their faith. Always outspoken and often controversial, New Zealand's former prime minister, David Lange, didn't want a state funeral instead his friends organised a farewell at the home ground of his favourite team - the Auckland Warriors. New Zealand correspondent Gillian Bradford reports. (Sings) # David Lange... # He hated ceremony and fuss. But even David Lange wouldn't have minded just a few songs and stories from his friends. A man approached David and said, "You won't remember me." And David looked at him for a moment and said, "Yes I do, I nearly ran over you in Mangere in 1969." He was the prime minister who loved league and motor racing and never moved far from his working class electorate in South Auckland. You can take the boy out of Mangere, but you can't take Mangere out of the boy. Singer Dave Dobbyn spoke for many who admired David Lange for giving New Zealand a voice on the world stage. David Lange was a great wager of peace for this nation and so we stand as a nation today in the shadow of his great legacy. We know we will not see his like again. May he rest in peace. David Lange was 63. And that's the world in Seven Days. I'm Joe O'Brien. Stay with us now for 'Asia Pacific Focus' with Helen Vatsikopoulos.