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11/09/2005 Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza


Last Israeli soldiers leave Gaza at Kissufim, Israeli general

The last Israel Defense Forces pulled out of the Gaza Strip on 1 September, 2005, as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, ending 38 years of Israeli occupation. In addition, all Israeli citizens were evicted from the area. Thousands of Palestinians rushed into the areas vacated by Israel, waving flags and cheering.
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