The committee overseeing Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the West Bank required by the Sharon Plan has outlined a timetable for the evacuations ending in September 2005.
July 2004: Army begins preparing for withdrawal from security installations in Gaza.
August 2004 through July 2005: Voluntary evacuations of Jewish settlers, according to compensation arrangements.
October 2004: Israeli target for working out understandings with international organizations, like the World Bank, on the transfer of property in Gaza to the Palestinians.
February 2005: Sharon to bring to his Cabinet the first of four votes on evacuating settlements.
July 2005: The last of the four Cabinet votes.
Aug. 14, 2005: Deadline for settlers to voluntarily leave Gaza and the four West Bank enclaves. Only security forces and settlers who have refused to leave remain. Army declares the area a closed military zone.
Sept. 1, 2005: Army begins forceful evacuations of remaining settlers.
Sept. 15, 2005: Forceful evacuation of settlers ends.
Sept. 30, 2005: Army to complete military withdrawal, although it may remain in narrow corridor along Gaza's border with Egypt.
Sources: Jerusalem Post, (June 10, 2004)