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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
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
From Elei Sinai to Palmachim: Meet Sarita and Dror Maoz
From Elei Sinai to Palmachim: Meet Sarita and Dror Maoz
The Jewish Press: "Sarita and Dror Maoz might look like your typical couple, but their story is far from average...as she looks around her new house, she admits that she still finds it hard to believe it’s permanent."
read more
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
Ariel University: Conference of Judea and Sameria Studies
Ariel University: Conference of Judea and Sameria Studies
Ariel University commemorates 10 years since the destruction of Gush Katif during their annual conference of Judea and Sameria studies.
see here
Kisufim Women's Center to host Gush Katif Conference
Kisufim Women's Center to host Gush Katif Conference
The Kisufim Women's Center in Nitzan will host a Gush Katif Conference with an impressive array of guest speakers this July, 2015.
see here
Yulis family enters new house yet wants to return home
Yulis family enters new house yet wants to return home
Translated from INN: From INN: The Yulis family were uprooted from Neve Dekalim as part of the Aug. 2005 withdrawal from Gaza ▪ Despite their advanced age and poor health, they were mistreated by the State ▪ They resided nearly a decade in a crumbling car
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
Yulis Basketball Tournament
see here

Neve Yam breaks ground
Begins infrastructure work!

In pics
Report: 9 years since the expulsion
see here

Outline of Gush Katif community projects
see here

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