Officials at a ministerial committee meeting said that evacuations at the current pace will be completed by Monday or Tuesday, sources said today. About 70 percent of residents have been evacuated, sources said.
Israeli troops have begun dragging away protesters and residents at a hardline settlement. Thousands of troops marched into Kfar Darom this morning to remove settlers.
At mid-morning, they began carrying away protesters who had congregated in shacks and tents at the edges of the settlement. The fiercest resistance is expected over Kfar Darom's synagogue where hundreds of people have barricaded themselves behind rolls of barbed wire, waving Israel flags from the roof.