Ariel Sharon’s plan for Israeli disengagement from the Palestinians will cost around $1 billion. The main factors are new housing in Israel that will be needed for some 7,500 Gaza settlers and the redeployment of Israeli troops, sources in Israel’s Treasury said Thursday. The Israeli prime minister hopes to win President Bush’s endorsement for the unilateral plan when he visits Washington on April 14.
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