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  7/13/2014, Tammuz 15, 5774

Knesset to Mark Disengagement Anniversary Tuesday


The leaders of the Knesset Lobby for the Land of Israel decided, Sunday to hold a day of events to mark the 9th anniversary of the government's uprooting of Jews from Gaza and four northern Samarian (Shomron) communities on Tuesday. While the actual anniversary coincides with the 10th of Av on the Jewish calendar, when the parliament will be in recess, Tuesday's 17th of Tammuz fast is appropriate as one of the milestones on the way to the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem, when the Temple burned.

The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Interior Committee, State Control Committee, the Health Committee and Finance Committee will hold hearings on the implications of the pullout, followed by a plenum session on the consequences.