Jewish settlers in Gaza Strip encouraged to leave homes by summer
Israel will encourage Jewish settlers in Gaza Strip to leave their homes in exchange for compensation alraedy this summer and even before a Cabinet vote to approve evacuation of the settlements, according to a government document obtained by The Associated Press.
The government timetable, presented Wednesday to the committee overseeing the withdrawal, calls for completion of the process by Sept. 30, 2005, three months ahead of the original target date.
Settlers who refuse to leave by Sept. 1, 2005, will be forced out of their houses by the middle of the month, according to the document.
About 7,500 Jewish settlers live in Gaza Strip, and most of them are unlikely to leave voluntarily. (Albawaba.com)
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