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Gush Katif Expellees Looking Forward to Permanent Homes

An Israeli soldier evacuates Jews from their home in  Nevei Dekalim in 2005..

An Israeli soldier evacuates Jews from their home in Nevei Dekalim in 2005..
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The Gush Katif Committee has worked for several months with Housing minister Uri Ariel, and the Tnufa administration headed by Yisrael Melachi, to develop a working plan for the victims of the mass expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif in 2005.

The committee’s targets are to develop new communities, which besides fulfilling the obligation to help the expulsion victims also will help strengthen Israel’s periphery; dismantle the temporary caravilla sites by the end of 2015 with every resident finally living in a permanent home; completing the rehabilitation process; and helping to restore the unique social framework of the communities.

The Cabinet has signed an agreement to help the new Gush Katif communities and provide guidance for families seeking to move to their permanent homes. The agreement joins the all-too-short list of previous government agreements seeking to help rehabilitate the former residents of Gush Katif.

The $40 million plan includes providing professional guidance, lowering rent on the caravilla and selling the lot in order to purchase a house in another community, it also will help provide funding to complete infrastructure work in the new Gush Katif communities of Shvei Darom and Palmachi, which will enable those families to finally start building their permanent homes.

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One Response to “Gush Katif Expellees Looking Forward to Permanent Homes”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Finally, after 8 1/2 yrs. the government is doing something for the 8500 Jew's foolishly expelled from their homes. The cost is $40m. At this rate, it will take $2.4b to resettle the 500,000 Jew's of Judea and Samaria. Where does the advocates of such an expulsion think the money is coming? America, already has a $17 trillion dollar debt.

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