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“I, (rank and name), came here in accordance with a government decision and by law. I ask you to accompany me to the bus that will take you away. I am aware of the difficulty and pain associated with leaving your homes. If you need any help in carrying objects I have a team with me that would assist you. 'There will be dialogue'
"Soldiers and police officers can weep and feel pain along with the evacuees. We will act benevolently and will respect logical requests that don't adversely affecting the mission. We are far removed from violence. There is no battle here, and we don't want to defeat anyone,"(www.haaretz.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">haaretz)
"According to international law, when an occupying force leaves territory that it held, local residents become sovereign rulers of that territory," Yitzhaki declared at a press conference. He said that rather than be evacuated, the settlers should recognized as sovereign rulers of the place, as an independent entity separate from Israel.
Some 15 supporters of the initiative, wearing shirts emblazoned with the words "The Jewish Authority" cheered Yitzhaki's announcement.
Originally posted by Netchicken
Great articles Riwka.
Originally posted by Netchicken
destroyed the buildings when they left. Is the same happening now?
"If Israel does not destroy settlers' homes, we will destroy them," Housing and Public Works Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the agency. He said most Palestinian cabinet members favoured demolition.
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STATUS: Current positions of settlers in key enclaves
-- Residents ask for cardboard packing boxes, which they then light on fire.
-- Settlers have said they will leave voluntarily on Wed. afternoon.
-- Residents begin lighting tires and at least 2 homes on fire.
-- Forces successfully enters settlement to begin forced evacuation, most residents remain barricaded in synagogue, refuse evacuation.
- Elei Sinai
-- Some 30 families bolstered by dozens of recently arrived protesters, many of them from the Golan Heights.
- Ganei Tal
-- About 1,000 troops enters settlement to begin forced evacuation late Wednesday morning, residents beg not to implement evacuation.
-- Settlers agree to voluntarily evacuation, to take place between 1 P.M.and 3 P.M. Wednesday.
-- Twenty-four families thus far have voluntarily evacuated.
- Kfar Darom
-- 65 families and 2,000 protesters have barricaded themselves with barbed wire, but say they won't resist violently.
-- Hundreds of protesters at site, blocking gate.
-- Army has entered settlement, is forcing its way into homes, arresting numerous protesters.
- Neveh Dekalim
-- Three buses carrying arrested, mostly non-residents, leave settlement.
-- Protesters start throwing eggs and plastic bottles at troops.
-- Army carries woman from home, first settler to be forcibly removed.
-- Nearly half of residents had left their homes by midnight Tuesday.
-- Hundreds of youths have barricaded themselves in synagogues.
-- Packing for evacuation begins at Torat Haim Yeshiva, which had been expected to be a stronghold of opposition.
-- Settlers announce they will leave without struggle on Monday.
- Tel Katifa
-- Residents and army reach agreement on implementing evacuation without force.
-- Settlers organizing departing ceremony, preparing for orderly evacuation.
-- Residents will be removed from settlement in buses, transported to new settlement in Even Shmuel.