Prohibition of entry and presence of Israeli citizens in areas due to be evacuated in accordance with the Implementation of the Disengagement Plan 2005 Law

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Closing of Kissufim crossing (GPO)

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman and Israel Police)

Starting yesterday at midnight, the IDF and Israeli Police enforce the prohibition of entry and presence of Israeli citizens in the areas due to be evacuated in accordance with the order by the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister according to paragraph 22A of the Implementation of the Disengagement Plan 2005 Law.

These prohibitions also apply on residents of the communities due to be evacuated in the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank.

Today, Monday, August 15, 2005 joint IDF and Israeli Police forces will demand from residents and civilians that are still present in the areas of the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank due to be evacuated to leave the area.

The IDF and the Israeli Police provide residents of the communities all the required assistance in order to enable them to complete the evacuation process with the appropriate dignity and sensitivity.

On July 13, 2005, the Prime Minister signed an order to limit entry in the areas soon to be evacuated in the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank and on continued presence in them.

Following the publication of the Prime Minister’s order, the GOC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Dan Harel, and the GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, imposed an order to fully limit entry into the areas soon to be evacuated. The GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh decided at the time and in accordance with his authority to issue a general order permitting the free entry to the areas due to be evacuated in the northern West Bank.

Yesterday evening, starting at 20:00, the general order permitting the free entry to the four communities in the northern West Bank to be evacuated has been revoked. From yesterday at midnight, no entry will be permitted at all.

Yestersday at midnight in the Gaza Strip all entry permits that were issued in the past, both permanent and temporary, expired. Entry will be allowed on an individual basis for those whose presence is essential for the implementation of the disengagement plan: for the evacuation of the area or for the security of the area and of course for emergency and rescue services.

Map of Gush Katif settlements in the Gaza Strip

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Map of settlements in northern Gaza Strip

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IDF Spokesman

Map of Northern Samaria

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IDF and Israeli Police deployment for the evacuation

Since the early morning hours, IDF and Israeli Police began their deployment near the Israeli communities in the Gaza Strip and the communities designated for evacuation in northern Samaria. Assigned teams, composed of IDF and Israeli Police officers, will ask the residents still present at the communities to abide by the Implementation of the Disengagement Plan 2005 Law, and evacuate their homes and all areas designated for evacuation. 

The IDF and the Israel Police will provide the residents of the above-mentioned communities all the required assistance in order to enable them to complete the evacuation process in a dignified and sensitive manner.

Starting August 17, 2005, IDF and Israel Police will begin to carry out the evacuation process.

The IDF is on high alert to immediately respond to any threat which may endanger the residents evacuating their homes or the evacuating forces.

August 15 2005

Head of Southern Command announcement to Israeli residents of the Gaza strip

In accordance with the Implementation of the Disengagement Plan 2005 Law and following the decision of the Israeli Government, you are required to leave your home and the Gaza strip today, Monday 15 August 2005.

Those residents, who will leave the Gaza strip before Wednesday, 17 August, will receive all possible assistance from the IDF. Starting on the 17th, the IDF must begin enforcing the evacuation, in order to implement the decision and the law.

This is a difficult situation for us all. The IDF and the Israeli police share in the sorrow and pain you are feeling and expressing. Nevertheless we will see this mission to its end, while providing any possible help and assistance.

I call to you to respect the law, the IDF and the Israeli Police. 

Respectfully,
Dan Harel, Major General
Head of Southern Command


Head of Central Command announcement to Israeli residents of the areas due to be evacuated in the northern West Bank

In accordance with the Implementation of the Disengagement Plan 2005 Law and following the decision of the Israeli Government, you are required to leave your home and the areas due to be evacuated today, Monday 15 August 2005.

Those residents, who will leave the Northern West Bank before Wednesday, 17 August, will receive all possible assistance from the IDF. Starting on the 17th, the IDF must begin enforcing the evacuation, in order to implement the decision and the law.

This is a difficult situation for us all. The IDF and the Israeli police share in the sorrow and pain you are feeling and expressing. Nevertheless we will see this mission to its end, while providing any possible help and assistance.

I call to you to respect the law, the IDF and the Israeli Police. 

Respectfully,
The IDF Forces Commander
In Judea and Samaria