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July 13, 2005
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Israeli forces taking part in the upcoming Gaza withdrawal will be allowed to shoot settlers if they present a deadly threat. Under a code of conduct drawn up this week by Israeli security strategists, soldiers and police taking part in next month’s pullout from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank will be under orders to try all non-lethal means to quell settler resistence, but reserve the right to open fire if they feel their own lives are at risk.

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