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Israeli official: prisons ready to detain 2,300 anti-pullout activists

[JURIST] The commissioner of Israel's prison service Ya'akov Ganot [commissioner's message] told a Knesset committee on Wednesday that Israeli detention facilities were equipped to hold as many as 2,300 anti-pullout activists predicted to take part in illegal protests against the pullout from Gaza [JURIST report] now slated to begin in August. Ganot added that the prison service had set up temporary compounds to be used as makeshift courts, shortening judicial procedures and lessening the need to use standing courts. Israel plans to evacuate all the 21 settlements in the Gaza Strip as well as four West Bank settlements, though large scale opposition has prompted protests. Haarets has local coverage.

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