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In pictures: Gaza pullout nears end
Debris is set on fire by Jewish settlers at the entrance to the Katif settlement to prevent the army from entering
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Israeli troops have been carrying out the final phase of the removal of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip.
A man sets a barricade on fire at Katif
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The army was met by angry residents and burning barricades at several settlements.
An Israeli settler pleads with an Israeli policeman in Atzmona
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Some families stood outside their homes to try to reason with soldiers, only delaying the inevitable...
A settler cries and shouts at police officers in Atzmona
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Others likened their plight to the Holocaust, wearing yellow stars like the ones Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.
A settler boy in Katif
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Many settlers, including children, wore orange clothes - the colour of the protest against the evictions.
A worker dismantles the interior of the synagogue in Ganei Tal
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Left with no choice, settlers began dismantling the interior of synagogues.
Symbolic tombstones with the names of Jewish enemies (from L to R): Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Haman (chief minister of Persian King Ahasuerus) and Roman General Titus
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One family displayed symbolic tombstones, representing names notorious in Jewish history
An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a house in Dugit
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Bulldozers later began the first large-scale demolitions since the Israeli pullout started six days ago.

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