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A locked gate blocks the entrance to an abbandoned house in the northern West Bank Jewish settlement of Hermesh, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005. Hermesh is one of dozens of settlements on the 'Palestinian' side of Israel's separation barrier, and residents fear their small, isolated community has no future. Israeli officials have said many of the isolated enclaves may be evacuated if they become difficult to defend.

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)