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Friends of Gush Katif
Gush Katif's site 
Committee Index
66%
Percent of settlers
in permanent housing
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
General HaCohen: Disengagement was a Terrible Thing
General HaCohen: Disengagement was a Terrible Thing
General Gershon HaCohen, in charge of the military forces during the disengagement, voiced his opinion of the disengagement from Gush Katif, despite still being in service. "It's a terrible thing, we still don't realize how problematic."
Special lecture series by Rabbi Yehoshu and Rabanit Neomi Shapira
Special lecture series by Rabbi Yehoshu and Rabanit Neomi Shapira
Special lecture series at the Gush Katif Kissufim midrasha after Chanukka.
see here
Yesha Conference of Community Coordinators
Yesha Conference of Community Coordinators
The 5th Yesha Conference of Community Coordinators took place at Hafez Haim this week. The GKC funded the participation of Gush Katif community coordinators.
see here
Discussion Circles with the residents of Ganei Tal and Netzer Hazani
Discussion Circles with the residents of Ganei Tal and Netzer Hazani
The GKC held discussion circles with the residents of Ganei Tal and Netzer Hazani on three important issues.
see here
Kisufim Women show Solidarity with Jerusalem
Kisufim Women show Solidarity with Jerusalem
In these difficult hours, the Kissufim midrasha (Gush Katif women's religious learning) showed their solidarity with Jerusalem.
see here
Learning from Operation Protective Edge
Learning from Operation Protective Edge
"Another fascinating discussion arose when an audience member asked the speakers their opinion about the Disengagement, and whether their opinion had changed following Operation Protective Edge..."
see here
Film premiere (Hebrew) at Jerusalem Cinematheque
Film premiere (Hebrew) at Jerusalem Cinematheque
This emotional story follows the lives of three women from Netzarim and one girl with a camera...
see here
GKC preparing for Tnufa administration to close
GKC preparing for Tnufa administration to close
In preparation for the Tnufa administration's closing down, the Gush Katif Committee is busy making plans to help the communities' continued growth.
see here
The Top 5 Ways You Can Help Gush Katif Expellees!
The Top 5 Ways You Can Help Gush Katif Expellees!
As we’re thinking ahead and making our New Year resolutions, here are 5 easy ways to help the Zionist pioneering citizens formerly of Gush Katif rebuild their lives destroyed in the 2005 Disengagement Plan.
see here
In DETAILS: how many GK expellees are in new homes, and where
In DETAILS: how many GK expellees are in new homes, and where
The Gush Katif Committee (Friends of Gush Katif) maps out the situation of Gush Katif families building permanent homes in the various new Gush Katif communities!
see here
News & Events
Netzer Hazani Synagogue Dedication

Reminder: the dedication of the Netzer Hazani "Ohr Yitzhak" Synagogue is on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 15:30. Come rejoice with us!
Report: 9 years since the expulsion
see here

Outline of Gush Katif community projects
see here

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