Israel: Knesset approved Gaza withdrawal plan

Israel's parliament has approved a compensation plan for settlers who leave Gaza, paving the way for the government's disengagement plan.

The &to=http://' target=_blank>Knesset voted 59-40 to compensate the 8,000 settlers who will be affected by the withdrawal.

This is the final legislative hurdle required before the plan can be implemented in the summer. Prime Minister &to=http://' target=_blank>Ariel Sharon says his government will co-ordinate the planned disengagement with the Palestinians, reports the BBC News.

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