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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 August 2005, 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
In pictures: Gaza hardliners hold out

Settlers on the roof of Kfar Darom synagogue wave an Israeli flag

Hardline protesters on the roof of the Kfar Darom synagogue fought back troops for hours by throwing acid and other substances at them.

Israeli settlers holding mirrors on synagogue rooftop

They used mirrors to try to dazzle the soldiers and policemen, who avoided using violence against them.

Israeli settler and his daughter weeping before eviction

Away from the synagogue, settlers wept as the moment of eviction arrived.

Settler runs away from Israeli policeman

Some chose to walk away on their own, others let the soldiers carry them - and some ran.

Israeli girl carried out of school by policeman

Israeli commanders said they hoped people would co-operate during the pullout.

Israeli troops pick up nails thrown by settlers near Kfar Darom

Earlier, settlers threw nails on roads around Kfar Darom to puncture the tyres of vehicles coming to take them away.

Brother and sister weep together outside Neve Dekalim

Outside the Neve Dekalim settlement, a soldier wept along with his sister, a settler, as security forces lined up to clear the synagogue.

Settler children in Netzer Hazani

Children who have grown up on the settlements face a new start in Israel.

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