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Friends of Gush Katif
Gush Katif's site 
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Percent of settlers
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Welcome to the website of the Gush Katif Committee 
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The Gush Katif Committee (AKA Friends of Gush Katif) has three central functions:
  1. Working with the government and the various Gush Katif communities in order to promote solutions to the varied needs at both the temporary sites and the permanent communities.
  2. Maintaining a strong connection between the former Gush Katif residents including the youth and young adults, to ensure that the second generation grows-up with a healthy connection to Gush Katif.
  3. Voicing the opinion of the Gush Katif people in crucial areas.

Friends of Gush Katif
Important messages and updates
Gush Katif women don't give in to terror
Gush Katif women don't give in to terror
Despite the difficult security situation, 100 women from Israel's south took part in Kissufim's annual study day organized by the Gush Katif Committee. Rabbi Lau addressed the women before rushing off to comfort the wounded and bereaved.
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Gush Katif book review:
Gush Katif book review: "Another point of view"
Liane Chsherbakov explains how the rockets falling on Ashdod and her communication studies help her appreciate the point of view presented in "Grains of Sand: The Fall of Neve Dekalim".
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Wisconsin JCC summer camp holds Gush Katif activity
Wisconsin JCC summer camp holds Gush Katif activity
Yoav Yaron is a shaliach in Camp Interlaken in Wisconsin. As a Gush Katif expellee, he describes the positive response from organizing a Gush Katif activity for the 10th grade youth.
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The Knesset marks 9 years to the disengagement
The Knesset marks 9 years to the disengagement
The Knesset marks 9 years to the disengagement with special debates in the committees and the plenum.
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Neve Dekalim Youth Organize Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs
Neve Dekalim Youth Organize Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs
Neve Dekalim youth in Nitzan fundraise for half a year and organize a summer camp for children with special needs (primarily C.P. and muscular dystrophy). Despite the security situation, they all have a marvellous time! The youth discover new strengths an
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Gush Katif annual basketball tournament begins
Gush Katif annual basketball tournament begins
Annual basketball tournament among the Gush Katif communities in honor of Itai Refael Yulis HAS STARTED! Despite the situation, many came to watch the games and cheer their teams...
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Katif Explorers Summer Camp: we'll remember and return
Katif Explorers Summer Camp: we'll remember and return
The Katif Explorers is is a Gush Katif summer camp which brings together Gush Katif youth and teaches them their Gush Katif heritage while connecting them to the nation. This year as they pledged allegiance to Gush Katif at the Western Wall, they also dec
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Joining hands - Gush Katif Commemoration Event
Joining hands - Gush Katif Commemoration Event
10 years have passed since the 2004 human chain protesting the expulsion from Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron. This year's Gush Katif Commemoration Event highlights that memorable feat. Stay posted for updates...
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Ganei Tal Synagogue Honors the Community's Fallen
Ganei Tal Synagogue Honors the Community's Fallen
The new El-Chai synagogue in Ganei Tal dedicated a Torah scroll on the eve of Shavuot to the community's fallen.
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News & Events
Report: 9 years since the expulsion
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Outline of Gush Katif community projects
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