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  Tamuz 24, 5770 , 06/07/10

Religious Community Taking Shape on Egyptian Border

A group of young people from the religious Zionist crowd, including some who were uprooted by the government from Jewish Gaza in 2005, are forming the community of Shlomit along the border. Physicly, the community's infrastructure is just being formed by heavy equipment, but Ofer Dadon of Shlomit's secretariat told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew journal on Monday that the 13-family core group hopes to grow to a thousand families.

In a meeting with Ze'ev Hever of the Amana movement, the core group was told that it could move into caravans at the site in about half a year, with an access road from the western Negev town of Ofakim. The town hopes to be bases around an industrial area, including hi-tech, which will be linked to Be'er Sheva. He called on interested ideologists to become part of the effort.

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