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Sharon Wins Cabinet Vote for His Gaza Pullout Plan

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won an important victory on Sunday as his cabinet easily approved a plan to compensate Jewish settlers who would be uprooted from the Gaza Strip under his withdrawal plan. It was the first of several crucial votes on the plan set for the coming days.Mr. Sharon has faced strong challenges to his Gaza plan in recent months as the well-organized settler movement and right-wing politicians, including members of his own Likud Party, have lobbied hard to derail the proposed pullout. But he triumphed in Sunday’s vote as expected, and appears likely to win two votes of even greater importance in Parliament. This would give him significant momentum and a large measure of the political authority he needs to proceed with the Gaza evacuation, tentatively planned for next summer.Full Story

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