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Though Some May Resist, Gaza Settlers Are Packing Up

Kobi Hadad is beginning to pack up, with the help of his son, Lior, sent home from the Israeli Army for that purpose. Mr. Hadad, a founder of this agricultural settlement of 27 families on the dunes at the southern tip of Gaza, says he has grown more emotional: he understands that the end of this long chapter of his life is coming, and soon. On Aug. 15, it will be illegal for the 9,000 or so Israelis in settlements in the Gaza Strip to stay. Some already have left. Soldiers will go from house to house asking the others to leave, and some will do so. On Aug. 17, the army and the police will begin to pull the remaining settlers out of Gaza, forcibly if necessary, and then destroy their homes. Full Story

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