Unarmed Israeli security forces have stormed the largest Jewish synagogue in the Gaza Strip and are forcibly removing hundreds of protesters who have defied government orders to leave the territory.
Live television showed security forces hauling the first of the protesters from the temple in Neve Dekalim, including one man wrapped in an Israeli flag.
Chanting protesters remaining in the synagogue sat down linking arms, as soldiers grabbed and pulled individual resisters toward waiting buses.
Elsewhere, unarmed troops entered the Kfar Darom settlement at dawn and within a few hours began dragging protesters away from the area.
Israeli police called the situation at Kfar Darom extreme, in an apparent reference to reports of several armed men in the area.
Authorities say they may ask for special forces to deal with the resistance. Israeli army radio said troops have also entered the hardline Shirat Hayam outpost, and have begun dragging people from their seaside homes.
Israeli officials say about 70%t of the Gaza settlers have left the territory.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.