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West Bank celebrates as Israelis pullout

HAPPY DAYS The final phase of the Jewish settlement withdrawals were completed on Tuesday amid scenes of unbridled Palestinian joy, and volleys of gunfire


Scores of workers on ladders were fixing the ceiling. New X-ray scanners were in place. Water and electricity in the terminal were up and running. About 20 computers with Palestinian records waited to be installed, officials said.

Thousands of people trapped on the wrong side of the border after it was sealed returned home through Rafah in recent days. Busloads of Egyptians were driven out of Gaza on Tuesday and busloads of Palestinians were taken out of Egypt through a border opening.

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