Watch Shifra Shimron speaking to Arutz Sheva News about her story. She was 18 at the time of the Gaza Disengagement.
The video brings together young women that were evicted from Gaza ten years later.
The lush Gush Katif bloc of settlements area was made up of 21 Israeli towns located on the southern edge of the Gaza Strip. About 8,600 residents lived there. Most of the communities were agricultural, and did very well from the export of the area’s produce. The Israeli government under the direction of then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, destroyed the settlements in exchange for assurances from the Bush administration that settlement blocs in the West Bank would be retained in final negotiations.
Watch the video for the current state of the evacuees and weigh in on whether this unilateral withdrawal should be replicated elsewhere or regretted.