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Gush Katif: 50% of Expellees Still Homeless

Unemployment also still high, as families forced to cope with a legacy of broken promises nearly a decade after being forcibly uprootedGil Ronen, 7/17/2013, 4:08 PM

Watch: Gush Katif Eviction Officer Apologizes

Police Commander who carried out 2005 expulsion of Jews from Gaza delivers emotional apology: "I live this pain every day".Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 7/10/2013, 12:03 PM

‘Most People Think Disengagement was a Mistake’

Israelis tour abandoned communities. Organizer: Opposition to unilateral withdrawals is already part of Israeli consensus.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 10:07 AM

Hotovely: No Likud Support for 'Disengagement II'

The Likud already ripped itself apart once, MK Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio Thursday, and it was not prepared to do so againDavid Lev, 6/27/2013, 10:27 AM

Disengagement Cost, So Far: Nearly NIS 10 Billion

The state has spent nearly NIS 10 billion resettling 600 Jews thrown out of their homes in the disangagementDavid Lev, 6/23/2013, 9:57 PM

‘Disengagement’ Cost Hits NIS 9.48 Billion

Tenufa head reveals the high cost of Disengagement. Twelve percent still without permanent homes.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 1:09 PM

Bennett: We'll Continue to Care for Expellees

Minister Naftali Bennett notes that over half of the Gush Katif expellees still live in temporary homes, despite government promises.Elad Benari, 6/21/2013, 5:16 AM

Police Visit Expellees in Project to Rebuild Trust

The Israel Police work to rebuild public trust by volunteering with children of families expelled from Gush Katif.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 12:48 PM

More Israelis See 'Settlements' as Unnecessary

Survey shows growth in number of Israelis who see Judea, Samaria communities as unnecessary, and favor partial withdrawal.Maayana Miskin, 6/11/2013, 4:11 PM

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets a Boost

Thousands to sign pact to ‘right the wrong’ of Disengagement, senior Likud politicians join the call.Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2013, 11:13 PM

Homesh Back on the Map

North Samaria town put symbolically back on the map as rebuilding efforts continue post-Disengagement.Maayana Miskin, 3/20/2013, 8:55 AM

Hanegbi: I Couldn't Stop Disengagement

MK Hanegbi, who is poised to be a senior minister, calls to ‘internalize the lesson’ from past Israeli withdrawals.Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 7:59 PM

Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim eveningDavid Lev, 2/24/2013, 8:51 PM

Disengagement Protesters Suffered Trauma Syndrome

The 2006 disengagement continues to have a major impact on Israeli society, a study showsDavid Lev, 2/21/2013, 2:56 PM

MK Elkin: Bayit Yehudi Can Prevent 'Disengagement'

Prominent Likud MK says coalition that leaves out religious Zionist party may make land concessions.Gil Ronen, 2/10/2013, 8:16 PM

Doctors: Sharon Still 'Out of It'

Despite the fact that his brain shows definite activity, no one knows when – or if – Ariel Sharon will come out of his coma.David Lev, 1/27/2013, 10:29 PM

A Moral Imperative to Refuse Illegal Military Orders

Israeli media continue to discuss Naftali Bennett's responses to the question of obeying orders to expel Jews. But Nuremberg set a precedent so that no one can ever use the excuse of “following orders” when it comes to carrying out immoral commands. David Bedein, Israel Resource News Agency, 1/1/2013, 11:30 PM

Rabbi Convicted for Anti-Disengagement Statements

Harsh criticism over the IDF Chief Rabbi’s stance on Disengagement puts rabbi in court.Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 8:05 PM

R. Amar: Better a Disengagement Than a Civil War

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says he's against the disobeying of orders by soldiers, even at the cost of Jewish communities being destroyed.David Lev, 12/24/2012, 2:44 AM

Landau: We Will Return to Gush Katif

Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau said that he was confident that Israel would someday restore the communities of Gush Katif.David Lev, 12/19/2012, 7:16 AM

Rabbi: Repeat 1,000 Times, 'We Told You So'

Israelis opposed to the Oslo Accords and the Gaza disengagement have once again been vindicated, says Rabbi Eliezer MelamedDavid Lev, 11/22/2012, 1:53 PM

'Stop Carrying Gaza on our Back'

Maj. Gen. (res.) Dan Harel says Israel needs to stop supplying Gaza with water and electricity.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2012, 2:08 PM

Yaalon: Disengagement Not Really Complete

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon: If there's a disengagement, let Gazans get their own water and electricity.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/19/2012, 9:33 PM

Party of Disengagement is Near Death

Poll shows party founded by Ariel Sharon to carry out the 2005 retreat from Gaza may not make it into next Knesset.Gil Ronen, 10/17/2012, 10:07 PM

PA Leaders Toss Out Barak’s Expulsion Plan

Arab leaders have rejected Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s proposal to turn over most of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 8:15 AM

7 Years, 9,393 Rockets Since Gaza Disengagement

It has been seven years since nearly 10,000 Jews were ripped from their homes in Gaza – and more than nine thousand deadly rocket attacks.Chana Ya'ar, 9/13/2012, 11:54 AM

Expellees’ Appeal: Save the Synagogue

Jews expelled from Gush Katif try to save Migron’s synagogue, mikveh. Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2012, 6:53 PM

May the Gush Katif Synagogues be Rebuilt

An annual event marking the destruction of Gush Katif held in Jerusalem's Hurva Synagogue, which was rebuilt after being destroyed.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 8/27/2012, 2:12 AM

Gush Katif : Was it Right to Turn Grass Into Sand?

Op-Ed: Gush Katif was destroyed this month in 2005. The left talked of "a second Hong Kong", but got the rocket capital of the world.Giulio Meotti, 8/18/2012, 8:44 PM

'Another Divine Punishment for Expulsion'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu links Jerusalem Police commander’s suspension to his role in expelling Jews from Gush Katif.Maayana Miskin, 7/27/2012, 11:03 AM

Two Thirds of Gush Katif Refugees Still 'Homeless'

Seven years after the Disengagement, two thirds of former Gush Katif residents are still looking for permanent homes.David Lev, 7/26/2012, 10:51 AM

Self-Immolator Reminds Nationalists of 2 Others

As press promotes story of man who set himself ablaze, nationalists remember two similar tragic protests in 2005 that were ignored.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2012, 9:43 AM

Rumor: Netanyahu May Leave Likud

Is the prime minister planning a move similar to Sharon's departure from Likud and creation of a new party?Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 6/4/2012, 10:20 AM

Man Beaten in Disengagement to Receive NIS 45,000

State will compensate Benny Rahamin of Gush Katif who was badly beaten by Yasam police.Gil Ronen, 5/17/2012, 8:39 PM

Video: ‘Wise Men’ of 2005: No Rocket Threat

The “Wise Men of Chelm”? Knesset Members in 2005 said it is “ridiculous” to think terrorists will hit Ashkelon after the exit from Gaza.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/12/2012, 10:35 AM

High Court: Disengagement Pardons are Legal

Court rejects motion to nullify 2010 law that pardoned protesters against expulsion from Gaza.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2012, 10:13 PM

New Ex-Katif Community: Karmei Katif

60 families expelled from Gush Katif in 2005 found a new community in the Lachish region.Gil Ronen, 2/22/2012, 9:01 PM

Sa’ar: There Won't Be Another Disengagement

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar visits the Gush Katif Museum. "There won't be another disengagement. We've learned our lesson."Elad Benari, 2/16/2012, 6:13 AM

Secular Schools to Mark ‘Gush Katif Day’

Gush Katif Day will be marked for the first time by 75 secular schools Wednesday, the date of the founding of its first Jewish community.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/13/2012, 2:36 PM

Gaza Expulsion's Psychological Effect on the IDF

Like an ecological disaster, it continues to poison the entire Jewish body. Oped for this week's Gush Katif Memorial Day in Israeli schools.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 2/12/2012, 4:11 PM

Rebuilt Gush Katif Community Experiences Growth

More than six years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, Ganei Tal is being rebuilt in a new location and constantly growing.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 1/5/2012, 12:58 PM

South Carolina Rep. Visits Gush Katif Museum

Rep. Alan Clemmons at the Gush Katif Museum: The expulsion from Gush Katif was a bargain for peace that wasn't worth the cost.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/13/2011, 4:15 AM

Barak: What did We Get for Disengagement?

Defense Minister: Israel left Gaza and tore down synagogues, so that the Palestinians would have no excuses.Gil Ronen, 12/11/2011, 7:47 PM

Gush Katif Families Establish Center in Golan

Former Gush Katif families who now live in the Golan Heights have established a legacy center to tell their story.Elad Benari, 11/11/2011, 1:16 AM

Komemiyut to Hold 5th Event Marking Expulsion

Komemiyut will be holding on Wednesday its 5th annual event marking the destruction of Gush Katif.Elad Benari, 9/5/2011, 5:43 AM

6 Years Ago: 'No Threat of Rockets'

Pre-disengagement archive video: Right and Left Coalition MKs declare-"There's no danger of rockets in the south; stop frightening us!"Yoni Kempinski, 8/21/2011, 11:01 AM

Six Years Later: Journalist Recalls Expulsion

Veteran Israeli journalist Rino Tzror recalls the emotional film he made about the Gush Katif expulsion.Elad Benari, 8/16/2011, 12:42 AM

6 Years after Photo: Child Visits Katif Museu

6 years after expulsion from Gush Katif, the child who was photographed handing out cookies to the soldiers visits the Gush Katif Museum.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 8/10/2011, 6:49 PM

Six Years Since the Expulsion

Hundreds of residents of Gush Katif marked on Wednesday the sixth anniversary of their expulsion from their homes in a special ceremony.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/4/2011, 2:15 AM

FinalKatif Compensation Approved

Gush Katif refugees to receive negotiated final compensation. No payment can make up for the suffering, but it is a much improved package.David Lev, 8/1/2011, 6:16 AM

Gush Katif Comp Finalized

300 million shekel agreement ends the claims for compensation by evacuees from Gush Katif and Northern Samaria.Gil Ronen, 7/31/2011, 8:03 PM

'Expulsion a Defining Moment'

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon opens events marking six years since the disengagement plan. "It was a defining moment."Elad Benari, 7/26/2011, 12:14 AM

Arabs Demand Homesh

The Arabs are demanding that Israel hand over the land on which the Jewish community of Homesh sat.Elad Benari, 7/14/2011, 7:44 AM

Rivlin: Don't Rely on Government

Decrying bureaucratic obstacles, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin advised the Gush Katif Lobby to promote private members' bills.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 6/28/2011, 2:56 PM

'Court Supported the Expulsion'

Dr. Haim Shain of Shaare Mishpat College says: The Supreme Court supported expelling Jews from their homes, but would never allow it for Arabs.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 3/17/2011, 9:11 AM

'3 MKs Approved 2005 Violence'

Michael Eitan, Ronny Bar-On and Naomi Blumenthal approved special regulations authorizing use of force against citizens.Gil Ronen, 3/1/2011, 9:11 PM

Katif Products at Jerusalem Fair

Gaza evacuees will sell a variety of products in a Jerusalem fair. The organizer: They are people of the highest quality and so are their products.Elad Benari, 2/28/2011, 5:15 AM