Knesset to Mark 30 Years since Yamit (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/11/12)
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A ceremony marking 30 years since the 1982 destruction of Yamit will
be held Monday in the Knesset.
The ceremony was initiated by the Center for Memorializing Gush Katif
and Northern Samaria – areas in which Jewish communities were
similarly razed many years after Yamit, in the 2005 Disengagement.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, MK Uri Ariel and representatives of
Sinai communities will address the participants. Prof. Yiftach Bar-
Asher, who heads the Katif Center for the Study of Coastal Deserts,
will give a lecture on the contribution of agriculturalists in Sinai
and Gush Katif to agriculture in Israel and the world.
Mochi Better, Director of the Katif Center, explained that the former
residents of Gush Katif and Northern Samaria feel a deep connection
to Yamit and the Sinai communities.
"During 35 years of settlement in Gaza we used to mark Yamit Day at
the Neveh Dekalim Hesder Yeshiva and we feel a deep connection to the
residents of that area, many of whom moved to Gush Katif after the
eviction." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/11/12)
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