Heartbroken to be leaving but going without a fight, the last Jewish settlers in Gaza have said farewell to the place they had wished would be home forever. Netzarim was the final settlement to be cleared in Gaza. Now the last of some 8,500 Jewish settlers have gone; Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s pullout went twice as fast as planned. Only a few settlers refused to obey when soldiers came door-to-door. Building work on one house was a gesture of defiance. The religious farming community was one of the first settlements established in Gaza after the 1967 war. It was a frequent target for Palestinian militants.