EVICTION by Rachel Saperstein
GROUND ZERO IN THE STRUGGLE FOR MORALITY AND RIGHT TO LIVE PEACE
Rachel Saperstein lives in a Jewish villiage in Gaza. Many call this type of town a "settlement." Rachel calls it home. In Gaza, Jews, Christians, and non-Muslims are not welcomed. Rockets are fired at her home. What is this life like? Why stay? Read this courageous diary.
Gush Katif – What’s that?
Gush Katif is located in the area called the Gaza Strip. It is divided
into three sections. The largest is the southern section, fifteen kilometers
long and less than two kilometers wide, with seventeen settlements.
Netzarim and Kfar Darom make up the center, with three settlements in
the north of the Strip on the border of the city of Ashkelon. Altogether
there are twenty-one settlements.
Gaza, the Biblical Gerar, was given by G-d to the tribe of Judah when
the land of Israel was divided among the tribes. Abraham and Isaac lived
here. Samson performed his heroics here. There was a continuous and
substantial Jewish presence until the Arab riots of 1929 when the Jews
In 1948 Arabs fleeing the newly-established State of Israel entered
Gaza, expecting to return to Israel with victorious Arab armies. Kept as
refugees for over 55 years, not permitted to integrate into Egypt or surrounding
Arab states, Gazan Arabs have made the area a base for terror