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West Bank evacuations met with resistance

The evacuations of the West Bank and Gaza are under way.

Defiant and tearful Jewish settlers have locked gates to their communities, formed human chains and burned tires to block troops.

Police and soldiers waited patiently in the sweltering sun and in one scene, a sobbing settler pleaded with a brigadier general not to evict him before the two men embraced.

Israel's defense minister says, "It's a painful and difficult day." But he says the pullout after 38 years of occupation is "historic."

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