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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
IYIM clip of 10 Buses for 10 Years
IYIM clip of 10 Buses for 10 Years
10 buses came to the renewed communities and experienced the Gush Katif spirit!They were grieved by the tragedy, impressed by what's been built, and awed by the optimism of the residents despite the challenges they still face.
watch here
INN: 350 Families Expelled from Gush Katif still in Temporary Homes
INN: 350 Families Expelled from Gush Katif still in Temporary Homes
INN: 350 Families Expelled from Gush Katif still in Temporary Homes - special team needed to serve as address in the government.
see here
An Overview: The People of Gush Katif, Summer 2015
An Overview: The People of Gush Katif, Summer 2015
Where are they today? A third still live in caravillas, others have rebuilt their homes in new communities throughout Israel.
read more
Gush Katif Expulsion - How did the Youth Cope?
Gush Katif Expulsion - How did the Youth Cope?
10 years later, those who were youths during the Gush Katif expulsion, gather to reflect.
see here
INN: Watch: 10 Years Later, Reliving the Gaza Expulsion
INN: Watch: 10 Years Later, Reliving the Gaza Expulsion
Photo exhibit travels Israeli campuses to remind next generation how all Israelis, left and right, 'suffered a lot' by leaving Gush Katif.
see here
Ynet: 10 years on, Hamas uses Gush Katif as training grounds
Ynet: 10 years on, Hamas uses Gush Katif as training grounds
"Islamist organization self-produces and tests rockets where Israeli settlements once stood; this is also where its fighters practice how to infiltrate Israel and kidnap soldiers."
see here
Ynet: A decade after Israel left, Gaza remains familiar yet different
Ynet: A decade after Israel left, Gaza remains familiar yet different
Maurizio Molinari, a correspondent for Italian newspaper La Stampa, went back to the settlements Israel evacuated in the summer of 2005.
see here
Ynet: 10 Years since the Withdrawal from Gush Katif
Ynet: 10 Years since the Withdrawal from Gush Katif
With the approaching 10 year commemoration of the withdrawal from Gush Katif, Ynet has published several thought provoking articles on the issue.
see here
Gush Katif in Numbers| February 2015
Gush Katif in Numbers| February 2015
Facts and figures of the Gush Katif communities.
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
Report: 9 years since the expulsion
see here

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