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Friday, September 23, 2005

We will Not Forget, We Will Not Forgive: Do a Mitzvah and Remember

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Tizku L'mitzvot,
"Expelled from Netzer Hazani by Fellow Jews"

There is so much to say, so many facts to bare, so much disinformation to clarify and so much to explain about the situation of former Gush Katif residents expelled from their homes.

It is too late for me to go into all the details. All I can tell you at this hour is that these people are trying their best to have positive attitudes with the intent of rebuilding their lives. This, even though at this very moment many are still homeless and penniless. The information I will tell you in future emails is just too sad to even imagine. Most of these people are currently penniless and in a few days time they will even be forced to pay for their hotel costs, since the government is stopping the payments.

Here is just a single fact regarding their situation that most people are not aware of.

The farmers of Gush Katif are only receiving 60% of the worth of
their hothouses in order to rebuild them. They still have other personal and community expenses to fulfull as well in trying to re-establish themselves. This money does not even include the daily living expenses that they currently must spend today (clothes, tuition for children's educations, food etc.) - Money that they do not have, and money that will in the end come out of their compensation, that therefore won't be able to go towards rebuilding their homes or communities! Each GK community has represenatives talking to people everyday trying to raise whatever money they can just so that their families can have money for food, clothes etc. They don't have money to pay for their children's tution bills - from early childhood programs to Universities. The government did not help them with any of this and they are on their own.

I have made a short 4 minute online video (in English) documenting the day of the expulsion. Please watch it, it is a must see. I'm now in the process of finishing up a full 35-40 minute video documenting that day, a little before and a little after. It will also be a must see.

The sights and sounds in this long video are ones that we should not forget, and I hope to keep the memory alive through the distribution of this video.

To all those who give a donation towards the families of Netzer Hazani, they will receive the 40 minute video as a gift.

For all information regarding donations and the video please visit the following websites:

For information on US tax deductible donations:

For information on Israeli tax deductible donations:

As soon as the movie is finished it will be shipped to those who donated towards the families of Netzer Hazani.

Every donation is blessed.

"Expelled from Netzer Hazani by Fellow Jews"

Link to the 4 minute trailer:

Please pass this on to all lists and friends.
Tizku L'mitzvot!

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