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Archive for June, 2009

Knesset to Discuss Gush Katif Children

Posted by naomigrossman on June 22, 2009

The Knesset Committee on Children’s Rights is meeting Tuesday June 23rd to discuss the situation of children displaced from Gush Katif.

To read a short report by Arutz Sheva on the meeting, click here.

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No End in Sight For Secular Expellees From Gush Katif

Posted by naomigrossman on June 15, 2009

Shmuel Tal, a former resident of Gush Katif, described before the Inquiry Commission into the handling of the Disengagement, how he and other former residents of Dugit, Nissanit, and Elei Sinai, are still living in rented accommodation in Ashkelon. He also gave shocking statistics that showed how the former residents of these secular communities in northern Gaza were paying over the odds and could not afford to build their own homes, four years on. Tal squarely placed the blame on Yonatan Bassi, former head of the Disengagement Administration (SELA).

To read a report from The Jerusalem Post, click here.

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Peres Grants Clemency to Gush Katif Protesters

Posted by naomigrossman on June 15, 2009

President Shimon Peres has granted clemency to 59 people who were arrested during protests against the Disengagement. This effectively means that their criminal records for the offenses will be erased. The president took into account the fact that most of them were minors at the time, as well as the general climate at the time of the Disengagement.

To read a report on this from Haaretz, click here.

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Zvi Hendel: The Residents Were Not to Blame

Posted by naomigrossman on June 15, 2009

Speaking before the current commission of inquiry into the authorities’ handling of the Disengagement, former MK Zvi Hendel rejected Disengagement Administration head Yonatan Bassi’s claim that the expelled residents of Gush Katif were to blame for their own situation. Mr. Hendel, who lived in Gush Katif from 1977 until the pullout in 2005, described the events and the approach of the Jewish residents at that time.

To read an article from The Jerusalem Post describing Mr. Hendel’s statements, click here.

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Katz Calls Disengagement “Humanitarian Crime”

Posted by naomigrossman on June 11, 2009

Speaking at the opening of a new highway in the Lachish Region, Transportation Minister Yaakov Katz referred to the Disengagement from Gush Katif as a “humanitarian crime.” He also expressed his hope that the new highway would help the residents in some way, even though it is “too little, too late.”

To read an Arutz Sheva report on Mr. Katz’s remarks, click here.

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Former Government Official Slams Handling of Expellees

Posted by naomigrossman on June 11, 2009

Ex-Prime Minister’s Office Director General Avigdor Yitzchaki slammed the Sharon government’s handling of the former residents of Gush Katif after they were expelled from their homes in 2005. Yitzchaki was speaking at the official inquiry into the events of Gush Katif on Tuesday.

To read a ynet report on his remarks, click here.

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