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Israel Supreme Court approves Gaza pullout plan

[JURIST] Israel's Supreme Court [official website] ruled Thursday that the government's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip [JURIST news archive] and four West Bank settlements does not violate settlers' rights. Judges voted 10-1 [Jerusalem Post report] in favor of the Disengagement Implementation Law [Israel Foreign Ministry backgrounder on disengagement plan], noting that the lands in question are not within Israel's borders and not within their jurisdiction. The court, however, did reject four provisions [Haaretz report] of the law's compensation package for settlers, and ordered the Knesset [official site] to rework them. AP has more.

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