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Friends of Gush Katif
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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
Knesset Memorializes Gush Katif Communities - JPost
Knesset Memorializes Gush Katif Communities - JPost
The monument is a miniature of a sculpture depicting a palm tree growing out of a Star of David.
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Remembering Jewish Communities Destroyed by Israel
Remembering Jewish Communities Destroyed by Israel
It is a continuation of Jewish tradition to commemorate destroyed Jewish communities, wherever they were and whoever destroyed them. Gush Katif, built by Zionist consensus, included.
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A Constructive Response to Terror: Growing Communities in the Western Negev
A Constructive Response to Terror: Growing Communities in the Western Negev
Gush Katif communities in the south including Shlomit are designed to strengthen the borders with Gaza and Egypt to prevent terrorist infiltration and drug smuggling.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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News & Events
Gush Katif Projects 2015


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