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NEVE DEKALIM, -: Children of Israeli settlers symbolically shoot a toy gun at the mention of the name of Haman, who is the villain in the story of Purim, while listening to the traditional reading of the scroll of Esther at their synagogue located inside the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the Israeli settlement of Neve Dekalim, 24 March, 2005. Opponents of Israel's plan to withdraw from Gaza desperately scrambled on Thursday to win support for a referendum on the pullout as the government sailed towards victory at a crunch vote on the 2005 budget.

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