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Gush Katif Business Owners Bill Passes First Reading

Posted by naomigrossman on June 27, 2010

Finally, owners of businesses in Gush Katif that crashed when the area was evacuated in 2005 may be getting some recompense.

Ynet reports that a bill offering pensions to business owners who have not, to date, resuscitated their businesses has passed its first reading in the Knesset. To read this report, click here.

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Building Freeze Makes Life Hard for Former Gush Katif Residents

Posted by naomigrossman on May 6, 2010

The new building freeze has made life even more difficult for the former residents of Netzarim, a community in the Gush Katif bloc. As Grants Israel reports, the community, which has rebuilt itself in a neighborhood in Ariel, was hoping to build permanent homes there. But the freeze has thrown a spanner into their plans.

To read more on this, click here.

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MK Margi Shocked by Expellees’ Conditions

Posted by naomigrossman on April 21, 2010

When the Minister of Religious Affairs, Yaakov Margi, toured the Nitzan caravilla site, he was shocked by what he saw.

To read a ynet report on this, click here.

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Gush Katif Evacuees File Class Action Suit

Posted by naomigrossman on March 11, 2010

A group of 20 former residents of Gush Katif have filed a class-action suit against Tnufa (the recently renamed disengagement administration once known as SELA). They are claiming that the administration has mishandled its responsibilities regarding compensation payments to the former residents.

To read an article about this on ynet, click here.

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Remembering Gush Katif Through Art in Nitzan

Posted by naomigrossman on February 7, 2010

Arutz Sheva reports that three women from Gush Katif have presented an art exhibition in the Katif Center in Nitzan, home to many of the former residents of this once-vibrant community today. The exhibition endeavors to capture the spirit of Jewish Gaza and forms a fine tribute to this beautiful bloc of communities that was so tragically uprooted.

To read the report, click here.

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Livni Visits Nitzan

Posted by naomigrossman on October 25, 2009

The Ynet website reports that Opposition leader Tsipi Livni of Kadima visited Nitzan to discuss ways to help the expellees from Gush Katif.

To read the ynet report, click here.

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Plight of Gush Katif Expellees Reaches Russian Press

Posted by naomigrossman on September 29, 2009

The suffering of the former residents of Gush Katif has reached the Russian press, which is not usually known for its pro-Israel views. RT, the website of Russia Today, speaks to expellees and hears what they have to say about their current situation and the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem.

To read the report, click here.

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Gaza Evacuees to be Rehabilitated by 2010

Posted by naomigrossman on September 29, 2009

The Ynet website reports that the recent commission of inquiry into the Disengagement places the blame for the delay in rehabilitation of the evacuees upon the expellees themselves and local councils. The state should rectify the situation by the end of this year.

To read the item on Ynet, click here.

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IDF general: Israel incapable of West Bank pullout

Posted by naomigrossman on September 7, 2009

Haaretz reports that Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland told the current committee investigating the Gush Katif Disengagement that the state is incapable of taking politically controversial steps. Even though Eiland was himself very much involved in the Disengagement, he came to this conclusion as a result of the events surrounding the expulsion.

To read the article, click here.

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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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