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Israel Officials Hope to Speed Gaza Withdrawal

Israeli police and soldiers break down the main gate of the largest Jewish settlement in Gaza and clear the road to allow moving trucks to enter. Military officials say several hundred families will leave Gaza Tuesday. Israel's defense minister said Israel hopes to complete the withdrawal from Gaza more quickly than planned.

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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.