Photo Credit: Orot Etzion Banot Efrat Teacher
Students at Orot Etzion Banot recreate the Gush Katif Human Chain Protest. Feb. 17, 2020

600 schools marked Gush Katif Education Day all across Israel, on Monday.

Students learned about the Jewish communities that once lived in Gaza and their subsequent shameful expulsion at the hands of the Israeli government.


Within the town of Efrat, hundreds of students recreated the human chain protest that in July 25, 2004 reached all the way from Gush Katif in Gaza to Jerusalem.

The original Gush Katif human chain:

A human chain protest from Gush Katif (Gaza) to Jerusalem. July 25, 2004. Credit: Sharon Perry/Flash90