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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.'

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

'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.

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'player

'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.'

'The wound will never heal'

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Watch: Distraught over the destruction of the Templeplayer

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.

Farmers from Gush Katif to receive greater compensation

New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

Gush Katif Square inaugurated today near Jerusalem's Gush Katif Museum. Museum Director: 'This is an historic day.'

New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

'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.

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

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.

Report: Trump donated to aid disengagement evacuees

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.

Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

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.

Gush Katif evacuee appointed Ashkelon Chief Rabbi

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.

Watch: The expelees brought Torah and prayer to the Kibbutzplayer

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.

Bnei Dekalim - Commemoration, construction, and Unityplayer

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.

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Watch: Gush Katif evacuees rebuild synagogues

11 years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, the evacuees are building synagogues in their renewed communities.

Watch: Gush Katif evacuees rebuild synagoguesplayer

Gush Katif residents gather 'Homeward'

In a rally along the Gazan border, Gush Katif supporters chanted: "We will yet return to Gush Katif!"

Gush Katif residents gather 'Homeward'

'We can't let things deteriorate'

"The Disengagement brought upon us a human, Zionist, and security tragedy, and the warnings proved to be true."

Eleven years later: 'we can't let things deteriorate'

'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.

Minister: We must not repeat Gush Katif

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.

Regret & nostalgia abound in Knesset Gush Katif event

'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.

'Gilad Sharon pushed his father to expel Gaza Jews'

'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."

'Homeward' - a longing for Gush Katif

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.

Former members of Gush Katif continue a basketball tradition

'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.'

'We fought Sharon, if need be we can fight Netanyahu'

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.

Glick: 'We haven't given up on the Gaza Strip'

Ex-MK slams rabbi's '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.

Ex-MK takes rabbi to task for 'desecration of God's name'

'We can't give up ideology to expand government'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin tells Arutz Sheva about importance of principles, eternal phenomenon of anti-Semitism, danger of withdrawals.

'We can't give up our ideology in order to expand government'

'Israel settles 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.

'Israel knows how to settle olim, but not Gush Katif evacuees'

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.

The Torah scroll invalidated by the Disengagement

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.

Gaza uses Gush Katif lands to pay off Hamas debt

Remembering Jewish communities destroyed by Israel

Remembering Jewish communities destroyed by Israel

Sharon's adviser: PA asked to destroy Gush Katif

Ariel Sharon's confidant reveals that disengagement was preceded by dozens of hours of talks with PA.

Ariel Sharon advisor: Gush Katif was destroyed on PA request

'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.'

'The majority decides, but it isn't always right'

Request to remove Gush Katif memorial from denied

Attorney General of the Knesset denies Peace Now's request to remove memorial to Jews expelled from Gaza in 2005.

Peace Now fails to remove Gush Katif memorial from Knesset

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.

Council sues government over Gush Katif evacuees

Thousands of students march towards Gush Katif

The communities in Gush Katif were closed a decade ago, but their heroism has not been forgotten.

Thousands of students join 'march of longing' towards Gush Katif

MK Shuli Mualem visits Gush Katif Heritage Center

Jewish Home MK Shuli Muallem visits Gush Katif museum, says lesson of expulsion is that 'giving up land to the enemy only destroys lives.'

'A spectacular Jewish community destroyed by illusions of peace'

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.

Late justice: Gush Katif farmer compensated 800,000 shekels

Hamas launches rocket test from Gush Katif ruins

Two rockets fired into the sea - symbolically, from ruins of evacuated Jewish town - as Hamas ramps up for its next terror war.

Hamas launches rocket test from ruins of Gush Katif

Listen: Gush Katif Ballad Paves Way to Debut Album

Hanan Ben-Ari, nephew of nationalist ex-MK, has conquered radio with Jewish groove - third new single recalls his days in the expulsion.

Listen: Soulful Ballad to Gush Katif Paves Way for Debut Albumplayer