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Gaza: Why not?

Gaza: Why not?

Going back to Gush Katif in mind, heart & on the ground. A special event on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the Expulsion from Gush.

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarimplayer

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

16 years ago, Arutz Sheva accompanied residents of last community to be uprooted from Gush Katif in those difficult moments.

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Israel is at war every day. Even when hundreds of rockets become thousands, it counts as news only when Israel fights back. Op-ed.

Frmr head rabbi of Gush Katif: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif, Yigal Kamenizki: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif believes upcoming elections will 'determine Jewish character of the State of Israel.'

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

One does not have to be famous to leave your imprint on this earth.

Son of 'Disengagement' PM: No more evacuationsplayer

Son of 'Disengagement' Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: No more evacuations

Gilad Sharon, son of former PM Ariel Sharon, says Disengagement allowed Israel to take action in Gaza it could not have done otherwise

A time for tears: Lament and protest for Gush Katif

An invitation to cry: Lament and protest for the destruction of Gush Katif

"To you the good loyal soldier who on that day the day of the command, approach...enter, sit with us...you fall on my neck, weeping...."

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real homeplayer

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real home

Anita Tucker misses the spirit of the place that, like it’s magnificent sand, got into every nook and cranny.

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'player

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'

MK Yevgeny Sova from Yisrael Beyteinu talks about lessons he believes should be learned 15 years after expulsion.

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'player

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'

Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz attacks Opposition Chairman's conduct during Gush Katif expulsion: 'Perhaps for him it was a victory.'

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'player

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'

MK Shlomo Karhi responds to continued demonstrations against PM and warns: 'The road to elections isn't long.'

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

Arik Sharon's advisor talks about trying to find out reason for disengagement, proposal he made, and decision to leave position.

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Ring lost in synagogue during Gaza Disengagement finds its way back to its owner after story shared on social media.

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Yahya Sinwar says Hamas uses Israeli irrigation pipes left from Gaza disengagement for missiles.

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'player

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'

14 years after Gush Katif evacuation, Anita Tucker tells Arutz Sheva how she still yearns to return home.

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of gravesplayer

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Unique event raises funds for brides whose families were expelled from Gush Katif.

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Walter Bingham returns to the days and prayers that preceded the expulsion from Gush Katif.

Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

Organization of Gush Katif evacuees demands United Right include issue of evacuees who remain in distress in coalition negotiations.

'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from Yamit and Gush Katif, responds to Gantz: What kind of security did the Disengagement bring us?

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Nearly 14 years after Gaza pullout, Hamas to build recycling center on ruins of Gush Katif settlements.

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum player

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

"..in recent years it [Gush Katif Day] had gained momentum and hundreds of schools mark this day.”

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

Former Minister Limor Livnat says her grudging support for 2005 Disengagement turned her stomach, hurt family members.

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'player

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'

Chief Rabbi David Lau visits Gush Katif Museum, laments the thousands who lost everything they had built.

'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from his home during the Disengagement from Gaza, calls to reestablish communities that were demolished.

'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel visits Gush Katif Museum, says clear to all now disenagement only hurt Israel.

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

Ceremony on anniversary of withdrawal from Gush Katif forced to move because of threat of rocket attack. 'They promised peace if we left.'

'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'player

'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'

Israel Hayom's Editor-in-Chief: 'As long as Palestinians prioritize us not having a state more than their having one, there won't be peace.'

Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katifplayer

Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katif

Listen to the inspiring story of a woman who was evacuated from Netzarim and rebuilt her life with her family in the city of Ariel.

'Disengagement was  breaking point in Israel's history'

'Disengagement was breaking point in Israel's history'

Former Defense Minister who opposed 2005 disengagement visits center dedicated to memory of destroyed Jewish communities of Gaza.

Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

Man evicted from Gush Katif rebuilds in Judea - only to be evicted and have home demolished a second time. 'This is discrimination.'

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'player

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'

Emotional prayer ceremony at new synagogue in Netzer Hazani marks 12 years since the destruction of the synagogues of Gush Katif.

'The wound will never heal'

'The wound will never heal'

Father of terror victim whose grave was uprooted from Gush Katif: 'people don't understand what it means to uproot a grave, a family.'

Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

Relatives visit new graves of those who were dug up from their graves in Gush Katif, where no Jewish graves remain.

New commando unit head is ex-Gush Katif resident, Bible expert

New commando unit head is ex-Gush Katif resident, Bible expert

The new head of the Shayetet-13 naval commando unit is a former winner of Israel's Bible Competition who once lived in Gush Katif.

Watch: Distraught over the destruction of the Templeplayer

Watch: Distraught over the destruction of the Temple

Emotional reading of the Book of Lamentations during Tisha B'Av by Gush Katif expellee, Rabbi Shmuel Tal.

Farmers from Gush Katif to receive greater compensation

Farmers from Gush Katif to receive greater compensation

Jerusalem District Court rules that expelled farmers of Gush Katif are entitled to compensation according to current property values.

New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

New Jerusalem street: 'Gush Katif Square'

Gush Katif Square inaugurated today near Jerusalem's Gush Katif Museum. Museum Director: 'This is an historic day.'

'For the first time in 50 years, Israel will decide for itself'player

'For the first time in 50 years, Israel will decide for itself'

Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel says Trump administration represents unprecedented opportunity for Israel.

Report: Trump donated to aid disengagement evacuees

Report: Trump donated to aid disengagement evacuees

New report finds that Donald Trump donated large amounts of money to aid Sinai and disengagement evacuees in the 1980s and in 2005.

Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

Southern Command chief, Eyal Zamir, at a conference for southern residents explained that Hamas is preparing for the next round of fighting.