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Gaza - Eival Gilady
Protestors demonstrating against the disengagement plan.

In a HARDtalk interview on 12 August, Stephen Sackur talks to Eival Gilady, a key figure in Israel's disengagement plan.

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will soon start his pullout from the Gaza Strip.

According to his disengagement plan, all the Jewish settlers will be evacuated and their homes dismantled.

His controversial plan will uproot about 8000 settlers, many of whom have already left, but others say they will only be removed by force.

The plan has divided the Israeli cabinet. Many Palestinians are uncertain whether the withdrawal will indeed lead to further concessions.

Eival Gilady is one of its architects and the man who is considered "the intellectual father" of the disengagement plan.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1830 GMT, 2330 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30


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