Gaza Strip: Another settlement evacuated as demolition works start
Israeli forces on Friday afternoon completed the evacuation of the Gaza Strip settlement of Gadid after dozens of young right wing activists barricaded themselves in the settlement's synagogue and on rooftops.
The forces entered Gadid early in the morning after breaking through the blockade settlers had set up at the entrance to the settlement.
Also on Friday, demolition works commenced in the Gaza Strip settlement of Kerem Atzmona as cranes hoisted caravans and demolished permanent houses.
Israeli police and military forces halted the Gaza Strip evacuation Friday afternoon because of the Sabbath. The evacuation will resume Sunday.
- Gaza Strip: One settlement remains, as bulldozers start to raze buildings
- Israeli troops injure two Palestinians as Sharon determined to evacuate Gaza Strip settlements by 2005
- Settlers start to leave Gaza settlements as Israel might stop eveacuation in the event of Palestinian fire
- Israel evacuates protests from key West Bank site
- Hawkish Israeli Minister and Family Evacuated from Settlement