In addition to the human dimensions, this summer’s disengagement plan can be measured by the numbers: 100 — percent of the Gaza Strip to be evacuated and handed over to the Palestinian Authority
300 — square miles of the West Bank to be evacuated
21 — Israeli settlements to be uprooted in the Gaza Strip
4 — Israeli settlements to be uprooted in the West Bank
9,000 — approximate number of Israelis to be evacuated
45,000 — Israeli soldiers and police expected to participate in the Gaza withdrawal
$1.74 billion — approximate cost of the withdrawal to the Israeli government
$360,000 — average compensation the Israeli government expects to pay each relocated family
$870 million — approximate cost to resettle former West Bank and Gaza residents elsewhere in the country
$2.2 billion — amount of special assistance Israel plans to request from the United States
Figures provided by The Israel Project, culled from various sources, with some modifications.
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