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BREAKING NEWS ~ Israeli Knesset approves Gaza withdrawal

[JURIST] The Israeli Knesset has approved a bill authorizing an Israeli withdrawal from settlements in Gaza and part of the West Bank. JURIST carried the webcast of the debate and vote live from the Knesset.

UPDATE: The Knesset vote was 67-45, with seven abstentions. BBC News now has more. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Monday speech in support of the withdrawals is available in English from the Prime Minister's Office here.

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