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Archive for August, 2009

600 Families Have Plots But Aren’t Building

Posted by naomigrossman on August 9, 2009

The Jerusalem Post reports that 600 of the Gush Katif families that have received plots of land on which to build permanent homes are not yet doing any construction work. The main reasons for this are bureaucracy and lack of finance.

To read the report, click here.

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Netanyahu “Won’t Repeat Mistake of Gaza”

Posted by naomigrossman on August 9, 2009

At Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed not to repeat the mistake of pulling out of Gaza. He also promised to better the lives of the expellees from Gush Katif, many of whom, four years on, are still suffering.

To read a ynet report on the prime minister’s statements, click here.

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Disengagement Suffering Goes On

Posted by naomigrossman on August 9, 2009

Arutz Sheva reports that Minister Daniel Hershkowitz called the ongoing suffering of the expellees, four years after the Disengagement, a “stain on the State of Israel.”

To read the report, click here.

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Two Years Since the Return to Chomesh

Posted by naomigrossman on August 3, 2009

“Chomesh First,” a movement to resettle the northern Samarian community of Chomesh, has celebrated two years of an unbroken Jewish presence at the site of the yishuv, which was uprooted during the Disengagement four years ago. Apart from Gush Katif, four communities in northern Samaria were also dismantled in 2005 as part of the Disengagement. The ruins of Chomesh and Sa-Nur, another of these communities are still under Israeli control. Resettlement is therefore not beyond the bounds of possibility.

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

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Gush Katif Expellees Breathe New Life Into Moshav

Posted by naomigrossman on August 3, 2009

The Jerusalem Post carried a positive story this week about how around 24 families from Pe’at Hasadeh, one of the Gush Katif communities destroyed in the Disengagement, have breathed new life into a moshav. The families are now living in Mavki’im, a community founded by Hungarian Holocaust survivors in 1949. The two communities, both of whom have survived their own tragedies, have accepted each other and possess a unique understanding of having to rebuild their lives after being forcibly uprooted from their homes.

To read this report, click here.

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Netanyahu Promises to Help Gush Katif Refugees

Posted by naomigrossman on August 3, 2009

The JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has promised to help the expellees from Gush Katif. At a commemoration ceremony for the fourth anniversary of the Disengagement, he also said that terror from the areas given into Palestinian hands would be dealt with.

To read the report, click here.

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Never Again – Reuven Rivlin

Posted by naomigrossman on August 3, 2009

During a visit to the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin stated that there will be no more expulsions, and that “the Expulsion brought no advantage.”

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

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