Essay on Israel's Surrender of the Gaza Strip Did Not Create Peace

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In 2005, the Israeli government decided to give up the Gaza Strip, including Gush Katif, in an effort to bring peace to the middle east. They did not take into consideration much of the consequences of their actions. The attempt to create peace by giving Gush Katif to the Palestinians not only did not have that effect, but the exact opposite effect, creating more violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as a lack of trust between the government and some of the Israeli people. Gush Katif is a village in the Middle East that is a part of the Gaza Strip. In 2005, it was given to the Palestinians by the Israeli government. Gush Katif was home to 1,800 religious Jewish families, 8,500 people, from both traditional and …show more content…
In 2005, the Israeli government decided to give up the Gaza Strip, including Gush Katif, in an effort to bring peace to the middle east. They did not take into consideration much of the consequences of their actions. The attempt to create peace by giving Gush Katif to the Palestinians not only did not have that effect, but the exact opposite effect, creating more violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as a lack of trust between the government and some of the Israeli people. Gush Katif is a village in the Middle East that is a part of the Gaza Strip. In 2005, it was given to the Palestinians by the Israeli government. Gush Katif was home to 1,800 religious Jewish families, 8,500 people, from both traditional and secular ways of life, diverse ethic groups, and were immigrants as well as born Israelis. Yitzhak Segev, the active governor of Gaza in 1979, said about Gush Katif, “The residents were like one family and that is what kept them strong in the difficult times.” The village and its people were famous for their work in agriculture. There were about 350 family agricultural enterprises in Gush Katif, whose produce represented about ten percent of all produce grown in Israel, sixty five percent of Israel’s organic produce, ninety percent of Israel’s bug-free leafy vegetables, forty-five percent of tomato exports, ninety-five percent of Israel’s cherry tomato exports, and sixty percent of Israel’s herbs. Sixty percent of Israel’s geranium came from
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