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Archive for July, 2009

Four Years On – Gush Katif Exiles Remember

Posted by naomigrossman on July 29, 2009

Ynet reports that around 2,000 former residents of Gush Katif gathered at the Kissufim Crossing on Tuesday for a rally to commemorate four years since the Disengagement from Jewish Gaza and the northern Shomron.

At the rally, some expressed their desire to return. Statistics also showed public regret for the pullout.

To read the report, click here.

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Gush Katif Committee to Find Solutions

Posted by naomigrossman on July 29, 2009

The ministerial Gush Katif Committee met Tuesday to find immediate solutions to the difficulties faced by the former residents of Gush Katif, who were expelled from their homes four years ago.

To read an Arutz Sheva report on this, click here.

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Disengagement Head Steps Down

Posted by naomigrossman on July 29, 2009

Tzvia Shimon, the head of SELA, the Disengagement Administration, is stepping down from her position after three years in the job.

To read an Arutz Sheva report on her resignation, click here.

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The Failure of Sela and the Government

Posted by naomigrossman on July 23, 2009

Speaking before the Knesset Commission of Inquiry into the Disengagement from Gush Katif, Raanan Dinur, former director general of the Prime Minister’s Office, spoke about the failure of Sela, the disengagement administration, to do its job properly.

To read why Dinur felt that Sela had failed, click here to read a report from The Jerusalem Post.

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Compensation for Two Grieving Gush Katif Couples

Posted by naomigrossman on July 23, 2009

The Jerusalem Post reports that two couples who formerly resided in Gush Katif will be compensated for the emotional pain and suffering that the transfer of their loved ones’ graves caused. During the Disengagement, the remains of the son of Moshe and Linda Stein, and the late Yisrael Loutati, son of Rachel and Eli Loutati, were among the departed who were transferred from the Gush Katif cemetery to a new resting place in Nitzan. Psychiatric reports revealed that both sets of parents were suffering pathological grief as a result of the transfer and the way it was handled.

To read the report, click here.

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Housing Plan For Expellees Approved

Posted by naomigrossman on July 23, 2009

Arutz Sheva reports that a housing plan to extend Kibbutz Palmachim in order to provide 300 homes for Gush Katif evacuees has been approved. Earlier objections to the plan from environmentalist groups were rejected, and building permits will soon be issued.

To read the Arutz Sheva report, click here.

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Gush Katif Subcommittee Promised

Posted by naomigrossman on July 22, 2009

Knesset Finance Committee Chairman Rabbi Moshe Gafni of the United Torah Judaism Party has promised to establish a Knesset subcommittee on the plight of the former residents of Gush Katif.

To read an Arutz Sheva report on this subject, click here.

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Half of Families in Nitzan Under Welfare Care

Posted by naomigrossman on July 22, 2009

The situation of the former residents of Gush Katif looks even more bleak. Four years after the Disengagement, half of the families in Nitzan, where many of the expellees live, are receiving assistance from the Welfare Ministry. And many more may need it but are too embarrassed to ask for help.

Maozia Segal, head of the Ashkelon Beach’s Welfare Department, gives some staggering statistics in a report in The Jerusalem Post.

To read the report, click here.

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Minister: Expellees’ Situation “A Disgrace”

Posted by naomigrossman on July 22, 2009

Ynet reports that at a Knesset discussion on the Gush Katif expellees, Minister Daniel Hershkowitz described their situation as a “disgrace.”

To read the report, click here.

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Knesset to Hold Gush Katif Session

Posted by naomigrossman on July 20, 2009

The Knesset is holding a special session on Tuesday, July 21st, to mark four years since the Disengagement and to discuss solutions to ease the plight of the expellees.

To read a report on the session from Arutz Sheva, click here.

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