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Former head rabbi of Gush Katif, Yigal Kamenizki: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif, Yigal Kamenizki: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif believes upcoming elections will 'determine Jewish character of the State of Israel.'Yoni Kempinski, 16/03/2021 22:16
The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

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.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/08/2020 16:00
Son of 'Disengagement' Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: No more evacuations

Son of 'Disengagement' Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: 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 otherwiseYoni Kempinski, 03/08/2020 16:44
An invitation to cry: Lament and protest for the destruction of Gush Katif

An invitation to cry: Lament and protest for the destruction of 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...."Eliaz Cohen, poet, 31/07/2020 07:00
Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real home

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.The Land Of Israel Network, 29/07/2020 05:42
MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'

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.Hezki Baruch, 27/07/2020 22:12
'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'

'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.'Mordechai Sones, 27/07/2020 21:48
'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 27/07/2020 18:36
'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

'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.Shimon Cohen, 27/07/2020 18:00
Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 17:50
Jewish ties to Gaza

Jewish ties to Gaza

One of the most significant facts largely ignored by both the Western and Arab media is the historic Jewish presence in Gaza, which predates the Arab conquest of the Middle East by centuries. Uzay Bulut, 14/01/2020 09:00
Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Yahya Sinwar says Hamas uses Israeli irrigation pipes left from Gaza disengagement for missiles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2019 23:34
'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 05/08/2019 17:09
Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Unique event raises funds for brides whose families were expelled from Gush Katif.Hezki Baruch, 05/08/2019 09:56
Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

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, 21/06/2019 19:02
Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

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, 24/04/2019 17:12
Israeli voters will sway US policy

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, 07/04/2019 20:16
'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

'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, 07/02/2019 04:33
Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

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, 30/01/2019 08:09
Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

"..in recent years it [Gush Katif Day] had gained momentum and hundreds of schools mark this day.”, 28/01/2019 17:59
Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

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, 16/12/2018 09:00
Hurricane Michael, US Passports, Trump,...the Flood is Coming!

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

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but there are stormclouds ahead. Ariel Natan Pasko, 14/10/2018 08:55
Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Are Jews always to keep a packed suitcase in the closet, even in Israel? Jack Engelhard, 09/09/2018 10:03
Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

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, 29/08/2018 22:51
Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'

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, 20/08/2018 21:44
'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

'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, 10/08/2018 03:36
'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

'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, 25/07/2018 17:15
'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

'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, 19/07/2018 22:14
'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'

'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, 16/07/2018 16:53
Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katif

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, 03/07/2018 03:15
INTO THE FRAY: Gaza - A “simple” solution

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, 03/06/2018 10:00
'Disengagement was  breaking point in Israel's history'

'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, 18/10/2017 15:34
Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

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, 31/08/2017 20:13
'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'

'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, 30/08/2017 22:53
'The wound will never heal'

'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, 22/08/2017 22:40
Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

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, 21/08/2017 22:25
New commando unit head is ex-Gush Katif resident, Bible expert

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, 03/08/2017 13:24
Watch: Distraught over the destruction of the Temple

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, 01/08/2017 13:51
Farmers from Gush Katif to receive greater compensation

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, 05/04/2017 16:40
New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

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, 07/02/2017 16:26
'For the first time in 50 years, Israel will decide for itself'

'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, 01/01/2017 21:30
Report: Trump donated to aid disengagement evacuees

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, 15/11/2016 18:53
Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

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, 21/09/2016 13:13
Gush Katif evacuee appointed Ashkelon Chief Rabbi

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, 15/09/2016 16:32
Expelees bring Torah and prayer to the Kibbutz

Expelees bring 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, 15/08/2016 02:07
Bnei Dekalim - Commemoration, building, and Unity

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, 14/08/2016 16:45
Watch: Bennett marks 11 years since Gush Katif

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, 12/08/2016 11:49
Watch: Gush Katif evacuees rebuild synagogues

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, 12/08/2016 04:08
Gush Katif residents gather 'Homeward'

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, 11/08/2016 23:20
'We can't let things deteriorate'

'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, 11/08/2016 16:00
'National responsibility to not repeat Gush Katif'

'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, 08/08/2016 13:06
Regret & nostalgia abound in Gush Katif event

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, 02/08/2016 18:35
'Gilad pushed his father to expel Gaza Jews'

'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, 01/08/2016 08:28
'Homeward' - a longing for Gush Katif

'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, 31/07/2016 09:44
Gush Katif continues a basketball tradition

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, 28/07/2016 03:16
'We fought Sharon, if need be we can fight Bibi'

'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, 06/07/2016 19:29
Glick: 'We haven't given up on the Gaza Strip'

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, 27/06/2016 22:02