Katzav Said: 'This is Happening to Me Because of Gush Katif'
Former president Moshe Katzav, who has been found guilty of rape charges, has expressed a belief that the charges against him are divine punishment for his role in the 2005 expulsion from Gaza (Disengagement). So writes Moshe Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction in the Likud.
- Ariel Sharon, the prime minister who carried out the Disengagement, who suffered a stroke shortly afterward and has been in a coma ever since.
- Sharon's son and close political aide, Omri, who served a jail sentence for corruption.
- Chaim Ramon, a senior minister in Sharon's government and a lead proponent of the Disengagement, who was found guilty of sexual offenses and sentenced to community service.
- Dan Halutz, who was IDF Chief of Staff, and had to resign after an investigative committee blamed him for botching the Second Lebanon War.
- Moshe Karadi, who was Chief of Police, who was forced to resign after a committee of inquiry found fault with his actions in an investigation regarding organized crime.
- Ehud Olmert, who was Sharon's deputy during the Disengagement and supported the policy when he replaced Sharon as prime minister. Olmert had to resign after being charged with corruption and is facing criminal prosecution.
- Uri Bar-Lev, who was Commander of the Police's Southern District, who has recently had to suspend himself after allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Tzachi HaNegbi, a member of Sharon's government who has had to resign from the Knesset after being found guilty of corruption.
- Avraham Hirschson, who was a minister in the Kadima government and is serving a jail sentence for embezzlement.
- Yonatan Bassi, who headed the Disengagement Authority and had to leave his own community because of the public anger against him.
One glaring example of a person who is doing relatively well despite his key role in the Disengagement is Shaul Mofaz, who was Minister of Defense during the expulsion and is currently a Knesset Member for Kadima.