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On Independence Day, tens of thousands of Israelis flocked to Gaza Strip settlements slated for evacuation. Settler officials said 50,000 people marked Independence Day in Gush Katif on Thursday. Among the visitors was former Diaspora Affairs Minister Natan Sharansky, who resigned his Cabinet post to protest the impending Israeli withdrawals from Gaza and the northern West Bank.

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