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Soldiers clash with Gaza settlers
by sources
Tuesday Aug 16th, 2005 6:42 AM
Clashes have broken out in the Gaza Strip as Israeli troops enforcing the withdrawal plan prepare to evict Jewish settlers remaining in the area.

Some 800 pullout foes arrested since Monday night

Police arrested more than 800 right-wing pullout foes attempting to infiltrate the Gaza Strip by Tuesday afternoon.
Five-hundred would-be infiltrators were arrested before dawn on Tuesday and another 350 during the day.
Police special forces and Border Police troops arrested around 500 right-wing protesters in the Negev area before dawn on Tuesday, most of whom were attempting to infiltrate Gaza via Kissufim.

At least 50 arrested, one police officer wounded in clashes

Hundreds of security personnel entered the southern Gaza Strip settlement of Neveh Dekalim on Tuesday morning, using force to allow the entry of shipping containers past hundreds of protesters into the settlement for the use of evacuees.
Police arrested at least 50 youths who clashed with officers and attempted to prevent the entry of the containers.
One police officer was wounded when settlers threw acid in his eyes. The officer began shouting, "I can't see!" Rioters sprayed another policeman with gas and he suffered from burns on his back.

Clashes have erupted between Israeli settlers and hundreds of security forces inside the main Gaza settlement as removal vans tried to reach houses of residents facing eviction.