Gush Katif

Ten years ago President George W. Bush, along with others, pressured Israel to give up land in Gaza in return for “peace.” The area was known as Gush Katif (Harvest Bloc in Hebrew) and was responsible for $200 million in high quality produce sales each year. It is estimated that Israel lost $450,000 daily in revenues because of the destruction of Gush Katif.

On August 13, 2005, the evacuation of Gush Katif began. The forcible removal of 8,600 residents from their homes was done by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The homes were destroyed. The Israelis had too much respect for the synagogues to destroy them, but the Palestinians happily did the job when the land was given to them.

On August 22, 2005 the last of the residents were forcibly removed from their homes. On August 23, 2005 Hurricane Katrina formed and forcibly removed thousands of Americans from their homes, creating $108 Billion in damages in the process. Some persons believe this was the result of the Lord’s promise to Abraham; “Those who curse you, I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3)

The Jewish Press, a U.S. based publication, provided the following information regarding the persons involved in the tragedy of Gush Katif:

All of the Lord’s promises never fail, even thousands of years later. Praise His name for His promises to us! And let us never be party to actions that go against His Chosen People.

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