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Gaza Evictions Resisted

A burning tire fills the air with smoke as residents and protesters from Neve Dekalim oppose the beginning of the evacuation process of their settlement. Police did not enter the settlement, but were successful in getting moving trucks and packers past the human roadblock. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand in prayer near the main entrance on the day that police are scheduled to enter to deliver evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A young Israeli protester, exhausted by the struggle, falls asleep sitting up on the sidewalk. Many of the protesters fighting the evacuation are not from Neve Dekalim, and have been camping in the settlements for weeks in anticipation of this day. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand at the main entrance to prevent police from delivering evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand in force near the main entrance to prevent police from entering to deliver evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
An Israeli soldier motions for a Palestinian to get off his bike and give a wide berth away from the Shirat HaYam settlement. Jewish settlers in the beachfront enclave of Shirat HaYam wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their orders to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. Trouble in the neighboring settlement of Neve Dekalim may have brought them a temporary reprieve as soldiers were occupied there and could not deliver the papers in the morning as they had planned. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand in prayer near the main entrance on the day that police are scheduled to enter to deliver evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Women stand in force at one of the main gates to the settlement of Neve Dekalim to prevent police from entering with the intention of delivering evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Women stand in force at one of the main gates to the settlement of Neve Dekalim to prevent police from entering with the intention of delivering evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Israeli police march down the main road in Gush Katif on their way to Neve Dekalim where residents and supporters stand in force at the main entrance to prevent police from entering to deliver evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A burning tire fills the air with smoke set by residents and protesters from Neve Dekalim who oppose the beginning of the evacuation process. Many of the protesters are young children. Police did not enter the settlement, but were successful in getting moving trucks and packers past the human roadblock. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
An Israeli soldier prods Jewish settlers to unlock the front gate which they had padlocked shut and barricaded with barbed wire. Jewish settlers in the beachfront enclave of Shirat HaYam wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their order to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand in prayer near the main entrance on the day that police are scheduled to enter to deliver evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Jewish settlers in the beachfront enclave of Shirat HaYam wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their order to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Arieh Yitshaki talks to followers on a bullhorn at the gates of the Jewish settlement of Shirat HaYam as they wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their order to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. Yikshaki has advocated violence to keep the settlers’ hold on the occupied Gaza land. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Jewish settlers in the beach front enclave of Shirat HaYam wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their order to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. Trouble in the neighboring settlement of Neve Dekalim may have brought them a temporary reprieve as soldiers were occupied there and could not deliver the papers in the morning as they had planned. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Jewish settlers in the beachfront enclave of Shirat HaYam wait anxiously for the Israeli Defense Forces to arrive, bringing their order to vacate the Gaza land they have occupied for decades. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
A settler prays behind barbed wire and concrete separating the enclave of Shirat HaYam and Palestinian land. Many of the religious as well as secular Jews are praying for a miracle from God to save their way of life. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Israeli soldiers guard the border at dawn between Israeli settlements and the Palestinian Gaza Strip to guard against attacks during the pullout. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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