The Jerusalem Post reports:
Under a burning sun, and with the sky full of billowing black smoke from burnt tires and garbage, thousands of police, border police and soldiers grappled with hundreds of activists, first psychologically, and finally, physically.
Residents and activists took up positions in the outpost, with the majority of residents holed up in their houses while infiltrators gathered on rooftops and at the outpost's gates.
Dozens of youths chanted a song based on a hassidic chant, whose lyrics rang out across the settlement: "Kill Ariel Sharon with glee."
Settlers also had the names of security officers, their addresses and contact information, and broadcast that information over loudspeakers that were loud enough so nearby Palestinians could hear the information. Security forces were finally able to disable the broadcast:
The entire day's events took place under constant psychological warfare by settlers, both over loudspeakers, and face-to-face with the soldiers.
The loudspeakers were silenced earlier when a police officer used a Leatherman knife to cut the loudspeaker's chords. The next-to-last transmission enumerated the names of soldiers and police taking part in evacuation of Shirat Hayam. It was unclear how settlers managed to get hold of the list of evacuating forces, or if the names were actually those of the security forces present there.