Disengagement Update. 19 August
If the evacuation of Gadid is completed today then only 4 settlements remain - Katif, Atzmona, Nezarim and a small group of hard line opponents who remain in Elei Sinai. Atzmona residents have stated they will leave voluntarily on Sunday with Netzarim to follow on Monday.
Thursday night saw an upsurge in incidents throughout Gaza with the firing of rockets and mortars by Palestinians towards Morag, Netzarim and Ganei Tal. One IDF soldier was lightly injured in the Netzarim attack while a Palestinian was wounded in Beit Hanoun village when the IDF opened fire from north of the border line.