Next week, at least 55,000 Israeli troops are prepared to evict 8,000 fellow Jews from settlements in Gaza. The deadline for voluntary departure is Monday; removal by force is promised for Wednesday. The pullout will likely mean confrontations between settlers and their supporters, and soldiers. Militant rabbis are urging resistance, some troops may refuse to obey orders, and it's possible that Israelis may shoot at each other. So what's the atmosphere like in communities that are about to be not just evacuated, but completely destroyed? We speak with BBC reporter Richard Miron, who's spent most of the last five weeks in the settlements and joins us from Gush Katif. (An extended version of this program was broadcast earlier today on To the Point
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