Israel's Cabinet is ready to approve removal of three isolated Gaza Jewish settlements.
The settlements are Netzarim, southwest of Gaza City, Kfar Darom in central Gaza and Morag in the north, the officials said. However, it could still be decided to remove three small settlements in northern Gaza in the first stage.
The pullout is to begin Aug. 17. The Cabinet has approved it several times, but it must vote for separately for each group of settlements to be removed as well, the AP reports.
One should expect a winter escalation of hostilities. We will definitely see it either in December or early next year. There is no reason for a break - only a small part of the mobilised has been deployed to the zone of the special operation yet