Righting a Decades Long Wrong

The bill to repeal the Disengagement Act of 2005, was passed by the Knesset in a preliminary reading on Wednesday by a majority of 62 to 36.

This shameful bill decreed the expulsion of close to 10,000 Jews from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria. It was enacted following Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision on what he termed euphemistically the “disengagement plan.” The terms “uprooting” and “exiling” of thousands of Jews seemed too real at the time.

There are many bad memories and haunting images the Jewish residents of this area had and still remember. With the first positive step taken yesterday to repeal the Disengagement Act of 2005, we pray they can look forward to a future that wipes out the evil endured during that terrible time.

Knesset Passes in 1st Reading a Bill Revoking Shameful ‘Disengagement Act’, by David Israel/Jewish Press, February 16, 2023





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