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The director of Israel’s disengagement plan said 1,700 settler families will need to be evacuated next week. Yonatan Bassi, head of the disengagement administration in the Prime Minister’s Office, said in a conference call Tuesday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that 200 families in the northern West Bank and 100 in the Gaza Strip already have left their homes voluntarily, but the others will need to be moved next week.

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