Struggle in Gaza
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Gaza Pullout

Struggle in Gaza
Hundreds of Israeli police faced off with protesters for hours in an attempt to move into the Neve Dekalim settlement and distribute evacuation notices. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Trying to take a short cut
Palestinians make their way toward a hole in the Israeli separation barrier, which cuts off the West Bank town of Azariya from Jerusalem. The path through the hole would have allowed them to avoid a 13-mile detour, but Israeli border police were in the area and no one could pass. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Residents of Neve Dekallim set trash fires on many street corners to prevent the arrival of buses that will be used to remove the settlers. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
RESISTANCE: A burning tire fills the air with smoke as residents and other demonstrators try to block the evacuation of Neve Dekalim, a Gaza Strip settlement, earlier this month. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
An infiltrator takes Israeli soldiers to task for their involvement in the disengagement from the window of an evacuation bus. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
A woman becomes emotional as she tries to reason with Israeli police entering the settlement of Neve Dekalim. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
ROADBLOCK: Israeli police struggle with protesters in the Gaza Strip settlement of Neve Dekalim. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
‘Difficult moment’
‘DIFFICULT MOMENT’: A settler in Gaza’s Neve Dekalim pleads with Israeli security personnel not to go through with evictions. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Hamas celebrates
Members of Hamas Military Wing, called the Qessam Brigades, show off their force in celebration of the upcoming withdrawal of the Israeli settlers. They believe that it was their determination and force that lead to the pullout. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)