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Three years late? Knesset Commissions Inquiry into the Disengagement

Posted by emmalazarus on July 30, 2008

After a special session was held last week to mark the third anniversary of the Expulsion from Gush Katif, the Knesset has now ordered an official enquiry into the treatment of those that were evicted from their homes in August 2005.

According to Ynet News, “the decision to establish the commission was passed by a 9-3 margin. As stated in the article, State Control Committee Chairman Zevulun Orlev (National Union-NRP) backed the move and said that “the government expelled 10,000 people from their homes and abandoned them.”

It seems unclear as to what the commission will achieve, and no doubt many will conclude that it is a move that would have been welcomed over two years ago. Those evicted from their homes have spent three years dealing with the fact that they were thrown out of their homes and essentially left to fend for themselves, living in temporary housing, with little to no compensation. What this commission will do to help the lives of these people is unclear, but even though this move comes long after it should have, it is a positive step that the Government is now taking some action to at least examine the Disengagement, and hopefully repair in some small way the untold damage that has been done.

To see the full article that appeared in Ynet News, click here

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