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Israeli Settlers Plan Large-Scale Evacuation Protests

Jewish settlers say they are preparing for acts of civil disobedience to oppose the planned evacuation of Jewish settlements from Gaza. More than 100,000 Israelis have signed a petition promising they will travel to Gaza to try to stop the evacuation by soldiers, and some are concerned about the possibility of violent settler resistance.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.