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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gush Katif was the source of 15% of Israel's agricultural exports

In a brief note regarding the government's promise to finally pay realistic compensation to people whose businesses were shut down by the expulsion from Gush Katif five years ago, Arutz Sheva notes the importance that the area held for Israel's economy.
The day after Tisha B'Av [next Wednesday. CiJ] marks the 5th anniversary of the eviction of the Jewish communities of the Gaza Strip and four communities in northern Samaria. According to reports, the total sum of exports from the greenhouses of Gush Katif came to $200 million per year and made up 15% of the agricultural exports of the State of Israel. The combined assets in Gush Katif were estimated at $23 billion.
$200 million per year in exports and $23 billion in assets thrown down the drain - for what? For Kassam rockets and potential suicide bombers?


At 5:10 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

This makes me ill to read this. I saw the abundance in Gush Katif. People who supported the 'Disengagement' in my community (Orthodox Jews!) out numbered those of us who were against it. When I came back home after being there for 13 day, I was persona non grata for many of them. It was really painful. I get no satisfaction out of the fact I was right...none.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

It was a crime Jews committed against their own people. This will neither be forgotten nor forgiven. Jews used to be expelled from someone else's homelands for centuries and now in living memory were uprooted from their own homeland for the sole crime of being Jews.

This must never be allowed to happen again.


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