MK Glick: Gush Katif 'dreamers' will return home

Likud MK and Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick speaks to Arutz Sheva about what he thinks it would take to get Gaza back.

Rachel Kaplan ,

Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
Arutz Sheva

MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) urges Arutz Sheva readers to "continue dreaming," as he touches on the growing "Homeward" movement to re-establish Israeli control over the Gaza strip, and make it bloom again.

In 2005, former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the evacuation of Jews from the Gaza strip, and handed the region over to Palestinian control. Since then, the former residents of the Gush Katif farming belt in Gaza have been trying to rebuild in areas scattered around the country, yet many still feel connected to their old home, as evidenced by their rally yesterday.

"We've learned that you cannot succeed without dreaming," says Glick. "And there are people who are dreaming to return back home to Gush Katif, and I am sure, if these people continue dreaming, and...promoting this initiative, there's a good chance they will succeed."

Glick goes on to compare the uphill battle of the Gush Katif residents to his own mission of freedom of prayer on the Temple Mount: "In my personal life we've seen it, that dreaming of the Temple Mount. Just a few years ago, talking about it was considered something like a nuisance, something you couldn't even talk about, only zealots spoke about it, and today it's mainstream.

"I think people have to dream, and that's the only way to build this land, the land of Israel."

During these days, under the title "From Rubble to Holiness", Arutz Sheva has joined forces with the Committee of Gush Katif Residents to help rebuild the Gush Katif synagogues. Click here for more.