After endless meetings with government officials and the Yesha Council, representing Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip, the police finally issued a permit for the anti-disengagement rally scheduled to take place in Sderot, the Negev town less than half a mile (one kilometer) from northern Gaza. Yesha leader Benzi Liberman agreed to limit the rally in Sderot to three hours before moving to Ofakim, south of Sderot, to spend the night. Pinhas Wallerstein, former head of Yesha, said he believes the demonstrators will be able to reach Gush Katif. An additional 15,000 troops have been stationed along the border to prevent anyone from entering. In the Photo: Israeli soldiers train for disengagement.