'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 ,

MKs at the event
MKs at the event
Hezki Ezra

At the Knesset on Monday afternoon a bronze art installation commemorating the Gush Katif communities uprooted in the 2005 Disengagement plan was inaugurated by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud).

"The majority always determines, but is not always right. That is a lesson for us for the future," said Edelstein at the ceremony.

"It is fitting that the Knesset, which makes the decision on these topics, be able to remember and remind its visitors about Gush Katif and the northern Samaria communities" which were uprooted, he added.

Edelstein called to commemorate "the settlement that was, the agriculture, the settlers. I hope that this work will arouse interest among visitors to the Knesset."

"I had no political intention in placing this work, and as long as I am Knesset Speaker it will be in the building," he added, referring to the opposition of the radical leftist Peace Now group.

He added that he hoped future Knesset Speakers will understand that the Knesset, as a place where difficult decisions are made, is also a place where it is important that such decisions be remembered.

The artwork was created by sculptor Aharon Shabo, in the shape of a Star of David with a palm tree blossoming from it. Along with the work is a list of the names of the 21 Jewish communities in Gaza and four additional communities in northern Samaria that were uprooted in the Disengagement.