Palestinians React to Gaza Withdrawal

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Palestinians celebrate Israel's imminent pullout from the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians gathered outside President Mahmoud Abbas' office in Gaza celebrate Israel's imminent pullout from the Gaza Strip, Aug. 15, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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In Gaza City, Palestinian Authority officials call for orderly celebrations as the withdrawal of Jewish settlers begins. But the Islamist Hamas movement calls the pullout a "victory for the armed resistance."

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