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07/12/2005 08:17 - (SA)

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament voted on Tuesday to legalise euthanasia for terminally-ill patients who ask to have their lives ended while in possession of their mental faculties.

The bill was approved at the third and final reading by 22 votes to three, and one abstention among the deputies who were present.

Euthanasia will not be legal in any case where doctors determine that it is possible for a patient to survive their condition.