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Needed: Justice

The ground has not settled in Israel, our spirits are not at peace, and the blood of our victims cries out for justice. Op-ed.

Needed: Justice

The 3rd solution for Gaza is the one that can work

Read on to find out what the three suggested solutions for the day after the war are - and why the only one that can work is the third. Opinion.

The 3rd solution for Gaza is the one that can work

Liberman:

'Netanyahu wants peace with Saudis and to retire'

According to MK Avigdor Liberman, the Prime Minister wants to have a deal with Saudi Arabia by October, and for the US to be part of the deal before the elections it has to happen by June.

'Netanyahu wants peace with Saudis and to retire'

Otzma Yehudit Minister:

'Resettling Gush Katif - not at all costs'

Minister of Heritage Amichai Eliyahu explained his plan for distributing aid in Gaza: 'Whoever wants to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinians must do it under the IDF’s supervision.'

'Resettling Gush Katif - not at all costs'

'Part of future Palestinian state'

UK against plans for Jewish 'resettlement of Gaza'

The UK Foreign Office published a statement expressing alarm over the conference held in Jerusalem which called to restore Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip.

UK against plans for Jewish 'resettlement of Gaza'

Report:

Gallant promised US not to let Jews return to Gaza

During a meeting with US Ambassador and Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs, the Defense Minister stressed the buffer zone would be temporary and for security purposes only.

Gallant promised US not to let Jews return to Gaza

Tzvi Hendel to Arutz Sheva:

'Solution to Gaza is to rebuild Jewish communities'

Former head of the Gaza Coast Council, Tzvi Hendel, supports the re-establishment of Jewish communities in Gaza, but estimates that this will not happen in the near future, due to a lack of public consensus.

'Solution to Gaza is to rebuild Jewish communities'

Smotrich at 'Victory Conference':

'Without settlement, there will be no security'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich: We have to decide - do we once again run away from terrorism or do we settle the land, control it, fight terrorism and bring security to the entire State of Israel.

'Without settlement, there will be no security'

Minister Ben Gvir to PM:

Role of brave leadership is to make brave decisions

Minister Ben Gvir spoke at the Victory Conference: 'Running away results in war; Now is the time to return to Gush Katif and Northern Samaria'

Role of brave leadership is to make brave decisions

19 years later:

Reservist raises flag he lowered leaving Gush Katif

The IDF reservist who lowered the last Israeli flag of the IDF leaving Gaza raised the very same flag again today in Khan Younis.

Reservist raises flag he lowered leaving Gush Katif

'The heart beats':

Gush Katif evictee finds out what happened to home

Rabbi Kobi Bornstein was moved to see a photo of an abandoned plot of land, on which once sat his home in Neve Dekalim.

Gush Katif evictee finds out what happened to home

This is what some Gush Katif towns look like today

IDF reservist shares drone photos showing ruins of Gush Katif towns with Arutz Sheva - Israel National News.

This is what some Gush Katif towns look like today

'Sowing Sovereignty in Gaza' - in the Gush Katif Museum

Sovereignty Movement hosts seminar in Gush Katif Museum, aiming to imbue future Israeli leadership with awareness of heartland's importance.

'Sowing Sovereignty in Gaza' - in the Gush Katif Museum

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

Armored Corps Battalion 9215 brings Torah scroll to site where Netzarim synagogue once stood.

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

IDF troops find Ferris wheel built on Gush Katif synagogue

Soldiers moving into the Gaza Strip found a surprising sight when they reached what was once the town of Netzarim.

IDF troops find Ferris wheel built on Gush Katif synagogue

Jewish communities around the world call for Jews to settle Gaza

Heads of Jewish communities and organizations from around the world are calling for Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Jewish communities around the world call for Jews to settle Gaza

Israel should Re-establish the 22 Communities of Gush Katif

The towns that were “dis-engaged” were the frontlines protecting the South. Opinion.

Israel should Re-establish the 22 Communities of Gush Katif

The Fall of the Last Jewish Village in Gush Katif

Arutz Sheva TV documented the sights and sounds of the destruction of this once flourishing town and the expulsion of the Jews living there.

The Fall of the Last Jewish Village in Gush Katif

Gush Katif evictees recite Tisha B'Av prayers at Gaza border

Dozens of displaced residents from Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip came to the Kissufim crossing at the Gaza border on Tisha B'av eve.

Gush Katif evictees recite Tisha B'Av prayers at Gaza border

18 years after eviction:

Displaced Gush Katif residents build new synagogue

The former residents of Kfar Darom see a unique significance in the destroyed town's synagogue, where a standoff took place in 2005.

Displaced Gush Katif residents build new synagogue

A plea from the brother of Elkana, who fell in battle

Stand silent tomorrow in the cemetery, as we did when our brother was reburied at Mt.Herzl after the Gush Katif expulsion. In their honor.

A plea from the brother of Elkana, who fell in battle

The mystery behind Ariel Sharon's 'disengagement'

He was a great general but he knew little and cared less about Jews, 23 years before the expulsion, someone tried to warn us. Op-ed.

The mystery behind Ariel Sharon's 'disengagement'

The story behind the passion for Israel Court reform

Supreme Court critics cite its striking down Knesset laws on infiltrators, the draft,and terrorists. But there are deeper failures. Op-ed.

The story behind the passion for Israel Court reform

Talmud completed to mark anniversary of synagogues' burning

Seventeen years since Gaza Arabs burned Gush Katif synagogues, residents of the town of Neta hold ceremony marking completion of the Talmud.

Talmud completed to mark anniversary of synagogues' burning

From flourishing Jewish town to Hamas training camp

Viewers who watched the recent Hamas promotional video were dismayed to see that the terror group is training on the ruins of a Jewish town.

From flourishing Jewish town to Hamas training camp

Jerusalem girls school repaints iconic Homesh water tower

The Reishit girls school from Jerusalem repainted the bright orange water towers that have come to symbolize the struggle for Homesh.

Jerusalem girls school repaints iconic Homesh water tower

Likud MK: 'We can govern without demeaning'

'Think twice before you vote - during the Disengagement people didn't want to make waves with Ariel Sharon,' Likud MK Yuli Edelstein says.

Likud MK: 'We can govern without demeaning'

Exclusive interview with commander of Yamit eviction

General Oded Tira looks back on his time presiding over the evictions of Israeli citizens from Yamit and Gush Katif.

Exclusive interview with commander of Yamit eviction

Gaza: Why not?

Going back to Gush Katif in mind, heart & on the ground. A special event on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the Expulsion from Gush.

Gaza: Why not?

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

16 years ago, Arutz Sheva accompanied residents of last community to be uprooted from Gush Katif in those difficult moments.

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Israel is at war every day. Even when hundreds of rockets become thousands, it counts as news only when Israel fights back. Op-ed.

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Frmr head rabbi of Gush Katif: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif believes upcoming elections will 'determine Jewish character of the State of Israel.'

Frmr head rabbi of Gush Katif: 'Crucial elections'

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

One does not have to be famous to leave your imprint on this earth.

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

Son of 'Disengagement' PM: No more evacuations

Gilad Sharon, son of former PM Ariel Sharon, says Disengagement allowed Israel to take action in Gaza it could not have done otherwise

Son of 'Disengagement' PM: No more evacuations

A time for tears: Lament and protest for Gush Katif

"To you the good loyal soldier who on that day the day of the command, approach...enter, sit with us...you fall on my neck, weeping...."

A time for tears: Lament and protest for Gush Katif

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real home

Anita Tucker misses the spirit of the place that, like it’s magnificent sand, got into every nook and cranny.

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real home

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'

MK Yevgeny Sova from Yisrael Beyteinu talks about lessons he believes should be learned 15 years after expulsion.

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'

Minister Rafi Peretz:

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'

Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz attacks Opposition Chairman's conduct during Gush Katif expulsion: 'Perhaps for him it was a victory.'

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'

MK Shlomo Karhi:

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'

MK Shlomo Karhi responds to continued demonstrations against PM and warns: 'The road to elections isn't long.'

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

Arik Sharon's advisor talks about trying to find out reason for disengagement, proposal he made, and decision to leave position.

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Ring lost in synagogue during Gaza Disengagement finds its way back to its owner after story shared on social media.

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Jewish ties to Gaza

Jewish ties to Gaza

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Yahya Sinwar says Hamas uses Israeli irrigation pipes left from Gaza disengagement for missiles.

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'

14 years after Gush Katif evacuation, Anita Tucker tells Arutz Sheva how she still yearns to return home.

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Unique event raises funds for brides whose families were expelled from Gush Katif.

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Walter Bingham returns to the days and prayers that preceded the expulsion from Gush Katif.

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

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.

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

Israeli voters will sway US policy

Israeli voters will sway US policy

'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?

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

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.

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

"..in recent years it [Gush Katif Day] had gained momentum and hundreds of schools mark this day.”

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

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

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

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

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.

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

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.

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'

'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.

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

Minister Gamliel:

'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.

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

'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.'

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

'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.'

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