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Archive for November, 2008

Second Expulsion for Family in Nitzan

Posted by naomigrossman on November 24, 2008

Sela, the disengagement administration, has expelled a family, originally from northern Samaria, from a caravilla at Nitzan, where many Gush Katif expellees are still living in temporary accommodation. Dozens of policemen evicted the family in a display reminiscent of the original expulsion from Gush Katif, bringing back bad memories for the frustrated residents of Nitzan, who still live in harsh conditions and continue to deal with many social problems caused by the destruction of their former homes.

To read an Israel National News report on the incident and watch video coverage, click here.

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Gush Katif Evacuees Ask for Removal of Biased Judge

Posted by naomigrossman on November 20, 2008

The representatives of former residents of Gush Katif have asked for Judge Anna Schneider to be removed from her position of handling petitions and requests for compensation from the Sela disengagement administration. The Haaretz website reports that Schneider, previously the Knesset’s legal adviser, took part in around 30 Knesset Committee sessions on the issue of Gush Katif between 2004 and 2005. Former Gush Katif residents are concerned that Judge Schneider will show a particular bias when dealing with such issues.

To read the full report, click here.

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Government Ups the Price of Land for Former Residents

Posted by naomigrossman on November 18, 2008

The government has increased the price of subsidized land in the Lachish region that had been made available for the former residents of Gush Katif. Unfortunately, the new price makes it beyond the reach of most Gush Katif residents, who would prefer to stay together in cohesive communities.

To read the report, on IsraelNN, click here.

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