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Gaza Evictions Resisted

Burning tire
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)
Prayer
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)
Young protester
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)
Human blockade
Residents and supporters in the settlement of Neve Dekalim stand at the main entrance to prevent police from delivering evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Meeting the police
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)
Israeli soldier
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)
Praying at the entrance
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)
Protesting women
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 at the gate
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)
Police in force
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)
Child protester
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)
Getting past the gate
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
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)
Settlers
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)
Marshalling resistance
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)
Settlers wait
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)
Awaiting the soldiers’ arrival
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)
Prayer behind barbed wire
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)
Standing guard
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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