Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Evacuation Update

According to Haaretz, large number of Israeli troops entered Neve Dekalim settlement following the expiry of the midnight deadline for voluntary evacuations on Tuesday. Reports indicate that hundreds of opponents of the disengagement have barricaded themselves in the key locations including the central synagogue.

Haaretz further states that the residents of Gani Tal and Azmona settlements will leave today and be followed by Nezarim residents on Monday, 22 August.

The Israeli Prime Minister Office is reported as saying that the majority of settlers are expected to be out of Gaza within "48 hours".


Palestinian Reporting

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