(Gaza)”Israeli troops have begun pulling out of the Gaza Strip 38 years after they captured the narrow coastal area.

The move followed a decision not to demolish more than 20 synagogues, after rabbis argued against it.

Palestinians had urged Israel to raze the synagogues and an official said on Sunday they would do it themselves.

Only structures such as green houses and a former Israeli army headquarters might be retained, Interior ministry spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khoussa said.

Israel declared a formal end to military rule earlier on Sunday and convoys of military vehicles have now begun moving out” More…

Anyone willing to lay any odds on how long it will be before Israel needs to move back in there?