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  1/23/2014, Shevat 22, 5774

'Nitzanei Katif' School Inaugurated on Gush Katif Day


Housing Minister MK Uri Ariel today (Thursday) participated today (Thursday) in a festive ceremony, together with the Southern District’s Education Director Amira  Haim, and the Director of the Ashkelon Coast Council Yair Fajun, to inaugurate the permanent building for the “Nitzanei Katif” school.

The date was not selected at random, as the 22nd of Sh’vat is the day which was designated as “Gush Katif Day”, 37 years after the establishment of the first community established in Gush Katif, Netzer Sereni .

Since the Disengagement in 2005, the students have been accommodated in temporary structures to learn in.  Although it took several years to complete the building, resulting from special considerations that arose, the school now is home to 445 students from grades 1-8.