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Bnei Dekalim - Commemoration, building, and Unity

Evacuees from Gush Katif in Bnei Dekalim remember what they have lost while working tirelessly to build their new community.Yoni Kempinski, 8/14/2016, 4:45 PM

Watch: Bennett marks 11 years since Gush Katif

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Minister Naftali Bennett shares his feelings over the Disengagement, which changed Israel's history, 11 years ago.Eliran Aharon, 8/12/2016, 11:49 AM

Watch: Gush Katif evacuees rebuild synagogues

11 years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, the evacuees are building synagogues in their renewed communities.Yoni Kempinski, 8/12/2016, 4:08 AM

Gush Katif residents gather 'Homeward'

In a rally along the Gazan border, Gush Katif supporters chanted: "We will yet return to Gush Katif!"Eliran Aharon, 8/11/2016, 11:20 PM

'We can't let things deteriorate'

"The Disengagement brought upon us a human, Zionist, and security tragedy, and the warnings proved to be true."Eliran Aharon, 8/11/2016, 4:00 PM

'National responsibility to not repeat Gush Katif'

While commemorating 11 years since the expulsion of Gush Katif, Uri Ariel is concerned that history will repeat itself - through Amona.Hezki Baruch, 8/8/2016, 1:06 PM

Regret & nostalgia abound in Gush Katif event

Minister and MKs speak about the decisions that led to the "disengagement" from Gaza and its aftermath in event marking 11-year anniversary.Eliran Aharon, 8/2/2016, 6:35 PM

'Gilad pushed his father to expel Gaza Jews'

Historian Arye Yitzhaki, among those expelled from Gush Katif, calls on the Likud party not to trust Gilad Sharon, son of former PM.Benny Toker, 8/1/2016, 8:28 AM

'Homeward' - a longing for Gush Katif

Ephraim Menashri, child of Gush Katif, sings of his loss and the fight for his home, in a new single titled "Homeward."Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2016, 9:44 AM

Gush Katif continues a basketball tradition

11 years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, past residents continue to participate in a basketball tournament honoring Itai Yolis z"l.Ido Ben Porat, 7/28/2016, 3:16 AM

'We fought Sharon, if need be we can fight Bibi'

Likud minister visits Amona protest tent, promises to fight for embattled town. 'We made a mistake in Gush Katif, we cannot repeat it.'Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 7:29 PM

Glick: 'We haven't given up on the Gaza Strip'

New Likud MK Yehuda Glick pledges to promote interests of Judea & Samaria residents, keep hopes alive for return to Gush Katif.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/27/2016, 10:02 PM

Ex-MK slams rabbi's 'desecration of God's name'

Dr. Ben-Ari criticizes yeshiva dean who announced he rejected state in Disengagement, warns he didn't learn the lesson of the Pharisees.Benny Tocker, 5/9/2016, 9:45 PM

'We can't give up ideology to expand government'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin tells Arutz Sheva about importance of principles, eternal phenomenon of anti-Semitism, danger of withdrawals.Hezki Baruch, 5/3/2016, 2:11 PM

'Israel settles olim, but not Gush Katif evacuees'

Ashkelon Regional Council head explains how Israel still hasn't fulfilled its promise to take care of former Gush Katif residents.Benny Tocker, 3/30/2016, 7:58 PM

The Torah scroll invalidated by the Disengagement

After Gush Katif expulsion Torah was found to be invalid - even though it had been completely valid in its decades of use in Gaza.Eliran Aharon, 3/13/2016, 7:54 PM

Gaza uses Gush Katif lands to pay off Hamas debt

Hamas is divvying up ruins of Jewish communities to settle debts for unpaid wages for tens of thousands of employees.Dalit Halevi, 2/29/2016, 10:23 PM

Remembering Jewish communities destroyed by Israel

It is a continuation of Jewish tradition to commemorate destroyed Jewish communities, wherever they were and whoever destroyed them. Gush Katif, built by Zionist consensus, included.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 2/6/2016, 7:45 PM

Sharon's adviser: PA asked to destroy Gush Katif

Ariel Sharon's confidant reveals that disengagement was preceded by dozens of hours of talks with PA.Shimon Cohen, 2/2/2016, 2:59 PM

'The majority decides, but it isn't always right'

Knesset Speaker inaugurates memorial of the expulsion from Gush Katif and four Samaria towns, to 'remind the Knesset.'Hezki Baruch, 2/1/2016, 4:29 PM

Request to remove Gush Katif memorial from denied

Attorney General of the Knesset denies Peace Now's request to remove memorial to Jews expelled from Gaza in 2005.Hezki Baruch, 2/1/2016, 2:53 PM

Council sues government over Gush Katif evacuees

Ashkelon Coast Regional Council to sue government over lack of permanent housing for Gush Katif evacuees, even after a decade.Uzi Baruch, 1/17/2016, 9:53 AM

Thousands of students march towards Gush Katif

The communities in Gush Katif were closed a decade ago, but their heroism has not been forgotten.Reut Hadar, 1/5/2016, 7:44 AM

MK Shuli Mualem visits Gush Katif Heritage Center

Jewish Home MK Shuli Muallem visits Gush Katif museum, says lesson of expulsion is that 'giving up land to the enemy only destroys lives.'Shoshana Miskin, 12/14/2015, 1:07 PM

Gush Katif farmer compensated 800,000 shekels

Farmer's lawyer explains how he defeated draconian law meant to absolve state of responsibility for property loss.Shimon Cohen, 11/9/2015, 3:04 PM

Hamas launches rocket test from Gush Katif ruins

Two rockets fired into the sea - symbolically, from ruins of evacuated Jewish town - as Hamas ramps up for its next terror war.Ari Yashar, 11/6/2015, 11:10 AM

Listen: Gush Katif Ballad Paves Way to Debut Album

Hanan Ben-Ari, nephew of nationalist ex-MK, has conquered radio with Jewish groove - third new single recalls his days in the expulsion.Yoni Kempinski, 8/19/2015, 5:44 PM

Hamas: Gazans Behind Water Crisis, Not Israel

Hamas paper finds excessive digging of wells and pumping in Gush Katif lands evacuated in 2005 causing resource collapse.Dalit Halevy, 8/10/2015, 7:23 AM

Sa-Nur Day 2: Families Declare 'We Came to Stay'

More families and supplies make it past IDF in return to northern Samaria homes 10 years after Disengagement expulsion.Orli Harari, 7/29/2015, 11:04 AM

Sa-Nur Families: Don't Make Soldiers Expel Us

Fears rise that families who returned to their homes will be expelled again; they call on Netanyahu not to 'add sin' of making IDF do it.Ari Yashar, 7/28/2015, 7:53 PM

MK: Channel 10 Discriminated During Disengagement

MK Yinon Magal was broadcasting expulsion of Jews in 2005 when his own news station heard his views and shut him down.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 5:07 PM

Expert: Leaders Haven't Learned from Gush Katif

Professor Moshe Sharon says Israeli leaders are still thinking of another expulsion, despite the failure of the first one.Hezki Baruch, 7/27/2015, 4:45 AM

Watch: Behind the Scenes - March for Gush Katif

Hundreds of people united to march across Israel against the withdrawal from Gush Katif in 2005. This is their story.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2015, 2:06 PM

Book Review: The Settler

'The Settler' explores the Disengagement through sincere, human eyes, boldly delving into the psyche of the people behind the stereotype.Tova Dvorin, 7/26/2015, 1:54 PM

Watch: A Gush Katif Story

Daniel Maman was born in Gush Katif. Just after high school, he and his family were thrust from their home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2015, 8:20 AM

Mapping the Expulsion: Remembering What Was Lost

Mapping the Disengagement: Watch Exclusive Arutz Sheva footage from the communities destroyed 10 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2015, 8:30 PM

Sharon Never Consulted IDF Over Disengagement Plan

Top general reveals Ariel Sharon threatened to keep religious soldiers from officer status for 50 years if the IDF refused to comply.Uzi Baruch, 7/24/2015, 8:48 AM

Remembering Ten Years Since the Disengagement

Arutz Sheva speaks with Gush Katif activists on 10th anniversary of the expulsion - the time that has passed and the challenges that remain.Yoni Kempinski, 7/23/2015, 11:47 AM

Disengagement Plus Ten: Why We Cry on Tisha B’Av

Cry for the beloved country, cry for the moral cowardice that leads to sacrificing others rather than take a stand.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 7/23/2015, 5:38 AM

'The Last Word on Expelled Towns Yet to be Said'

Widow of terror victim tells Arutz Sheva she and her children waiting to return home to Homesh 10 years later and 'undo the crime.'Benny Toker, 7/22/2015, 11:18 AM

Herzog: The Disengagement Was a Mistake

Left-wing opposition head says he agrees expulsion from Gush Katif, northern Samaria was wrong - though not entirely.Ari Soffer, 7/21/2015, 10:35 PM

Minister at Expelled Town Vows 'Jews Will Return'

Hundreds visit Sa-Nur, one of 4 towns in Samaria uprooted 10 years ago, call to correct the Disengagement 'mistake.'Eliran Aharon, 7/21/2015, 10:07 PM

'Disengagement Joins 5 Tragedies of Tisha B'Av'

Ex-head of National Security Council says it is fitting that 2005 Disengagement is timed with fast day of national tragedies.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/21/2015, 6:01 PM

Poll: Most Israelis Want to Retake Gush Katif

51% of Israeli Jews say the government should retake Gaza and rebuild the Jewish communities evicted from there ten years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 5:38 PM

Did Gush Katif Expulsion Do What it Said it Would?

New research reveals how Disengagement did in terms of Sharon's stated goals regarding population, security and world pressure.Eliran Aharon, 7/16/2015, 5:43 PM

First Lady Rivlin Honors 'Heroes' of Gush Katif

'Netzarim just as Tel Aviv is the story of the Zionist settling of the land,' Rivlin says at special event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2015, 1:16 AM

'Disengagement Was Intended to Destroy the Right'

The Oslo Accords and the Disengagement were designed to cause the collapse of religious Zionism, charges Jewish Home head.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/13/2015, 4:27 PM

Herzog: No One Wants to Return to Gush Katif

10 years since Disengagement, Opposition head says unilateral move failed but was 'correct,' demands a Gaza peace agreement.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 7/13/2015, 2:45 PM

Israelis Highly Pessimistic Over Disengagement

Poll reveals the majority see eviction from Gush Katif as major failure of the Israeli government - and support resisting similar moves.Tova Dvorin, 7/9/2015, 9:59 AM

Gilad Sharon Proves There’s No Hope For the Delusional Left

Three wars came and went due to Sharon’s generosity, with a fourth war in the offing any day. Jack Engelhard, 7/8/2015, 12:19 PM

Minister Calls for Repeal of 2005 Samaria Eviction

If Minister Ze'ev Elkin gets his way, residents of four Samaria towns uprooted in the Disengagement will be able to return and rebuild.Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2015, 8:40 AM

Expellee: Expulsion Still a Part of My Identity

10 years later, those who were youths during the Gush Katif expulsion, gather to reflect.Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2015, 4:12 AM

Gilad Sharon: 'Disengagement Was a Success'

Ariel Sharon's expulsion of Gaza's Jews was 'unfortunate, but it was necessary,' according to his son, Gilad Sharon.Yaakov Levi, 7/2/2015, 5:15 PM

Bennett Warns: You Can't Run From Terror

Education Minister meets students at Gush Katif Center in message against expulsion of Jews.Yoni Kempinski, 6/30/2015, 3:33 PM

Bostoner Rebbe: Israel All Jews' Focal Point

Rabbi of famous hassidic movement recalls premonitions of the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza and calls for Jewish unity.Hezki Baruch, 6/29/2015, 7:48 AM

US Jewish Efforts 'Enormous, Valuable' for Israel

Dr. Frager admits 'we didn't stop the Gush Katif expulsion, but our voice is clearly heard regarding Iran, Oslo and more.'Eliran Aharon, Hillel Fendel, 6/24/2015, 2:45 PM

US Rabbi: We Failed Israel, and Ourselves

Rabbi Yoel Schoenfeld believes American Jews have a lot to answer for in failing to stop the Disengagement.Eliran Aharon, 6/23/2015, 10:55 PM