Israeli troops smashed their way through barricades blocking entry to two northern West Bank settlements today-Tuesday, and began dragging away young Jewish radicals who had vowed to stop the evacuation.
Troops moved into the Sanur and Homesh settlements after military bulldozers flattened locked settlement gates and pushed aside piles of burning tires and mattresses.
The unarmed soldiers and police were met by a hail of debris and cooking oil as they moved to evict protesters who locked arms and legs in an attempt to resist. Residents of two other nearby Jewish settlements had already left voluntarily.
Monday, Israel completed the evacuation of all 21 Gaza Strip settlements, in a move to end its 38 year occupation of the Palestinian territory. The army is to begin removing its Gaza bases next week.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP andf Reuters.