A Jewish settler hugs Israeli army soldiers during the dismantling of a synagogue in Nissanit.
A Jewish settler (2nd L) hugs Israeli army soldiers during the dismantling of a synagogue in the Jewish settlement of Nissanit in the northern Gaza Strip August 15, 2005. 2005. The evacuation of two out four Jewish settlements slated for removal in the West Bank was completed on Monday, Israel's army said. The settlements were the first of 25 to be vacated under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's planned withdrawals. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen Pictures of the Month August 2005 OP/JJ