Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Unique event raises funds for brides whose families were expelled from Gush Katif.Hezki Baruch, 8/5/2019, 9:56 AM

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Walter Bingham returns to the days and prayers that preceded the expulsion from Gush Katif.Walter Bingham, 6/21/2019, 7:02 PM

Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

Organization of Gush Katif evacuees demands United Right include issue of evacuees who remain in distress in coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 5:12 PM

Israeli voters will sway US policy

Whatever “Deal of the Century” emerges, expect it to reflect whichever Israel emerges after Tuesday – a nation to the Left, or a nation to the Right. Jack Engelhard, 4/7/2019, 8:16 PM

'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from Yamit and Gush Katif, responds to Gantz: What kind of security did the Disengagement bring us?Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2019, 4:33 AM

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Nearly 14 years after Gaza pullout, Hamas to build recycling center on ruins of Gush Katif settlements.David Rosenberg, 1/30/2019, 8:09 AM

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

" recent years it [Gush Katif Day] had gained momentum and hundreds of schools mark this day.”, 1/28/2019, 5:59 PM

Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

How Stephen Flatow won the fight to make Iran pay for murdering his daughter. Rochel Sylvetsky, 12/16/2018, 9:00 AM

Hurricane Michael, US Passports, Trump,...the Flood is Coming!

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but there are stormclouds ahead. Ariel Natan Pasko, 10/14/2018, 8:55 AM

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Are Jews always to keep a packed suitcase in the closet, even in Israel? Jack Engelhard, 9/9/2018, 10:03 AM

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

Former Minister Limor Livnat says her grudging support for 2005 Disengagement turned her stomach, hurt family members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 10:51 PM

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'

Chief Rabbi David Lau visits Gush Katif Museum, laments the thousands who lost everything they had built.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2018, 9:44 PM

'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from his home during the Disengagement from Gaza, calls to reestablish communities that were demolished.Benny Tocker, 8/10/2018, 3:36 AM

'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel visits Gush Katif Museum, says clear to all now disenagement only hurt Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 5:15 PM

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

Ceremony on anniversary of withdrawal from Gush Katif forced to move because of threat of rocket attack. 'They promised peace if we left.'Benny Toker, 7/19/2018, 10:14 PM

'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'

Israel Hayom's Editor-in-Chief: 'As long as Palestinians prioritize us not having a state more than their having one, there won't be peace.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/16/2018, 4:53 PM

Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katif

Listen to the inspiring story of a woman who was evacuated from Netzarim and rebuilt her life with her family in the city of Ariel.The Land Of Israel Network, 7/3/2018, 3:15 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza - A “simple” solution

​​​​​​​Denying—or delaying—the inevitable does not make it any less inevitable, only more costly.Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/3/2018, 10:00 AM

'Disengagement was breaking point in Israel's history'

Former Defense Minister who opposed 2005 disengagement visits center dedicated to memory of destroyed Jewish communities of Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2017, 3:34 PM

Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

Man evicted from Gush Katif rebuilds in Judea - only to be evicted and have home demolished a second time. 'This is discrimination.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 8:13 PM

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'

Emotional prayer ceremony at new synagogue in Netzer Hazani marks 12 years since the destruction of the synagogues of Gush Katif.Hezki Baruch, 8/30/2017, 10:53 PM

'The wound will never heal'

Father of terror victim whose grave was uprooted from Gush Katif: 'people don't understand what it means to uproot a grave, a family.'Hezki Baruch, 8/22/2017, 10:40 PM

Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

Relatives visit new graves of those who were dug up from their graves in Gush Katif, where no Jewish graves remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 10:25 PM

New commando unit head is ex-Gush Katif resident, Bible expert

The new head of the Shayetet-13 naval commando unit is a former winner of Israel's Bible Competition who once lived in Gush Katif.Tzvi Lev, 8/3/2017, 1:24 PM

Watch: Distraught over the destruction of the Temple

Emotional reading of the Book of Lamentations during Tisha B'Av by Gush Katif expellee, Rabbi Shmuel Tal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2017, 1:51 PM

Farmers from Gush Katif to receive greater compensation

Jerusalem District Court rules that expelled farmers of Gush Katif are entitled to compensation according to current property values.Orli Harari, 4/5/2017, 4:40 PM

New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

Gush Katif Square inaugurated today near Jerusalem's Gush Katif Museum. Museum Director: 'This is an historic day.'Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2017, 4:26 PM

'For the first time in 50 years, Israel will decide for itself'

Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel says Trump administration represents unprecedented opportunity for Israel.Hezki Baruch, 1/1/2017, 9:30 PM

Report: Trump donated to aid disengagement evacuees

New report finds that Donald Trump donated large amounts of money to aid Sinai and disengagement evacuees in the 1980s and in 2005.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2016, 6:53 PM

Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

Southern Command chief, Eyal Zamir, at a conference for southern residents explained that Hamas is preparing for the next round of fighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2016, 1:13 PM

Gush Katif evacuee appointed Ashkelon Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Ophir Cohen, head of the Ashkelon religious community, was chosen as the new Chief Rabbi of Ashkelon.Yoel Domb, 9/15/2016, 4:32 PM

Watch: The expelees brought Torah and prayer to the Kibbutz

The expelled residents of Elei Sinai in Gush Katif eventually found residence in Kibbutz Palmachim. Now they are building a synagogue.Yoni Kempinski, 8/15/2016, 2:07 AM

Bnei Dekalim - Commemoration, construction, 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: Minister 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

Eleven years later: '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

Minister: We must 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 Knesset 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 Sharon 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

Former members of Gush Katif continue 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 Netanyahu'

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 takes rabbi to task for '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 our ideology in order 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 knows how to settle 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

Ariel Sharon advisor: Gush Katif was destroyed on PA request

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

Peace Now fails to remove Gush Katif memorial from Knesset

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 join 'march of longing' 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

'A spectacular Jewish community destroyed by illusions of peace'

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

Late justice: 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