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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Great PR piece on Gush Katif.

This is an 11 minute movie in Hebrew showing us all about Gush Katif.

Send this link to everyone you know so they see for their own eyes the reality that Sharon is planning to destroy - lives, industry, housing, education etc..

Gush Katif: Facts In Brief

* 21 communities, most of them founded some 20 years ago
* close to 8,000 residents
* over 20 yeshivot, schools and other educational institutions (not including nurseries and kindergartens)
* 900 acres of greenhouses growing bugless lettuce, cherry tomatoes, organic vegetables, spices, flowers, plants and more
* $60 million a year in exports - an average of $7,500 for every man, woman and child
* manufactures 70% of all of Israel's organic produce grown for export
* has faced over 4,000 mortar shells and Kassam rocket attacks, as well as 10,000 shooting incidents, at the hands of Palestinian terrorists over the past 3.5 years
* a 10% growth in population since the Oslo War began in September 2000


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