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At-a-glance: Gaza pullout
Israeli soldiers and police officers have been removing Jewish settlers and their supporters from 21 settlements in the Gaza Strip.

Below are the latest details of the settlements facing evacuation and the level of resistance or co-operation that troops have faced.


Elei Sinai (founded 1982): 389 residents
Evacuated on Sunday

Forces entered the northern settlement on Sunday. Many had already left, but some 15 families had vowed to make a last stand and wait for forced evacuation.

Nissanit (1982): 1120 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday. Completed Sunday

Largest northern settlement, just 10 minutes drive from Israeli city of Ashkelon. Most left before Wednesday deadline. Forces extracted a few on Sunday.

Dugit (1990): 68 residents
Evacuated on Tuesday

Small settlement emptied by voluntary evacuation before deadline.


Morag (1972): 221 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Isolated religious communal farm. Army forces entry to settlement, faces hundreds of protesters. Many non-residents arrested and removed. Female soldier stabbed with a syringe, taken to hospital. Resistance and burning barricades, but agreement slowly reached.

Kfar Darom (1970): 491 residents
Evacuated on Friday

One of Gaza's oldest settlements became a centre of resistance to the withdrawal. Troops on Thursday managed to evacuate the synagogue, but people on the roof resisted for hours, throwing paint, foam, oil and other liquids. Radicals reportedly hurled acid at the soldiers who tried to reach them. The last rooftop protesters were removed by Thursday evening, and early on Friday the Israeli army announced the settlement was cleared.

Netzarim (1972): 521 residents

Remote, hardline settlement reachable for a long time only by armoured vehicle under military escort. Palestinian attack here in October 2003 was a factor in Ariel Sharon's decision to pull out from Gaza. Settlers have agreed to leave without a struggle on Monday 22 August.


Neve Dekalim (1983): 2,671 residents
Evacuated on Friday

Half the residents of Gaza's largest settlement had left by Tuesday night. Troops enter the settlement on Thursday and negotiations begin with settlers barricaded in a synagogue. Eventually the synagogue is raided, and religious Jews who defied an ultimatum to end a two-day stand-off were carried out. Some 40 families remained on Thursday evening, but they were removed by early on Friday.

Atzmona (1978): 646 residents
Evacuated on Sunday

Parent settlement of radical Kerem Atzmona. Religious community with army training centre. Forces faced only token protest - if any - when they arrived on Sunday.

Kerem Atzmona (2001): 24 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Small hard-line community comprised mainly of trailers. Numbers boosted by anti-pullout supporters. Settlers initially refused to leave on Wednesday, and burned packing cases handed to them by soldiers. Many made gestures evoking Nazi-era attacks on Jews as they were led out.

Tel Katifa (1992): 60 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Troops enter southernmost settlement, 17 homes evacuated by force at small beachfront community, first settlement cleared entirely with force.

Bedolah (1986): 191 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Residents were briefly barricaded inside a synagogue on Wednesday as troops entered the settlement for forced eviction. Some homes set alight by residents, many others painted orange, the colour of anti-pullout protest.

Shirat Hayam (2000): 40 residents
Evacuated on Thursday

Troops storm radical beach enclave on Thursday afternoon. Some protesters fleeing by raft are chased by naval vessels. Evacuation completed after troops storm synagogue and clear barricaded rooftops. Small community of hardline settlers had been boosted by non-resident supporters.

Ganei Tal (1979): 400 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Estimated 1,000 troops enter settlement on Wednesday. Settlers reportedly agreed to leave voluntarily on Wednesday afternoon. Some 58 families leave by midday, with 45 more waiting until afternoon prayers, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

Katif (1985): 394 residents
Evacuated on Sunday

On Sunday security forces entered Katif, a farming community with many cattle and an export packaging industry. Settlers had set tyres and bales of hay alight at the gates of the settlement, but troops bypassed the barricade.

Gadid (1982): 324 residents
Evacuated on Friday

French-dominated settlement close to Neve Dekalim was evacuated after troops stormed through burning barricades on Friday morning. It was attacked by Palestinian mortar fire on Thursday - no casualties reported.

Netzer Hazani (1973): 369 residents
Evacuated on Thursday

Agricultural community, tied to Ganei Tal, Gadid and Katif. On Thursday, residents burned tyres and threw paint tins at soldiers, but the evacuation was eventually completed.

Kfar Yam (1983): 10 residents
Evacuated on Thursday

Tiny beachside community of non-aligned settlers. An armed settler leader who threatened troops on Thursday is persuaded to give up his weapons.

Slav (2001): 50 residents
Evacuated on Sunday

Forces entered the former military base on Sunday, where they faced only token protest - if any. The young religious families here were originally scheduled for eviction on Wednesday.

Rafiah Yam (1984): 143 residents
Evacuated on Wednesday

Beach settlement near southern end of Gaza Strip. Most residents had moved voluntarily by Tuesday night.

Peat Sadeh (1989): 119 residents
Evacuated on Tuesday

Residents moved en masse to Israel days before the final deadline.

Gan Or (1983): 351 residents
Evacuated on Thursday

Religious settlement, many army soldiers among inhabitants. Homes were evacuated first on Thursday, followed by the synagogue.

Sources: BBC, Haaretz/Disengagement Administration, Reuters, Associated Press, Agence-France Presse, B'Tselem

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