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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Flapping in the Wind

A judge has ruled that the Israeli government is required to pay evacuated settlers from Gaza an advance within one week.
The State is obligated to pay settlers evacuated during the Gaza and northern West Bank pullout an initial advance within one week, the High Court ruled Thursday following an emergency petition filed by the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel.

According to Attorney Yossi Fuchs from the Forum, the petition was submitted on behalf of hundreds of families from former Gaza Strip settlements, including Neve Dekalim and Ganei Tal, who claim the government has not fulfilled its obligation of paying each family an initial amount of NIS 50,000 (USD 10,600).

"The families were told that the moment they register at a hotel, they'll receive an initial advance. To this day they have not received anything," he said.
The real question is, what the hell took the Israeli government so long? I consider all the evacuees to be heroes. Additionally, the ones covered by this ruling are those that didn't protest at all, and complied with the government ruling to evacuate their homes in the most noble manner, not becoming at all violent or rowdy during the disengagement. And now, after having lost their homes, their schools, their places of worship and work without a fight, they are expected to beg? They are expected to go to court to file claim for the basic costs of living that they were promised? For shame.

I hope that this ruling begins to resolve matters for these people who gave up everything in the most dignified fashion, only to be treated in such a roughshod manner by their government.

8 Comments:

Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

This is pretty outrageous. Incompetence or malice?

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

I'm hoping incompetence. Desperately hoping.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

The court is hardly refugee-friendly. Why didn't the court order the State to pay legal fees to the refugees, as well as interest on money illegally held back? Dollars to donuts the refugees will be back in court in 7 days, asper the court's advice if nothing happens.

BTW - its malice. The country was quite efficient in kicking everyone out and destroying Gush Katif; all that in just over 3 weeks. Its been 81 days and no one has gotten their advance payment of 50,000 NIS? Give me a break.

Don't worry - 20 more years and we'll be the majority.

1:42 PM  
Blogger BrooklynJewishGuy said...

Let's stop kidding ourselves. It's worse than malice. I'll stop here, I don't want to go into cardiac arrest thinking about this one. Hashem should have mercy on all of us already. Those residents of Gush Katif are true heroes in every sense of the word. Just look at what's going on there now........... Look at all the stuff (kasam rockets, acts of terror, etc.) that they absorbed over the years...... And they STILL wanted to stay in the that area!!!! True Jewish heroes!!

8:21 PM  
Blogger YMedad said...

Review material on the treatment and situation of the expellees at my wife's news blog:
http://samizdatblogfree.blogspot.com/

2:05 AM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

i hope that this ruling begins to resolve matters for these people who gave up everything in the most dignified fashion, only to be treated in such a roughshod manner by their government.


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1:26 PM  
Blogger Uncle Pavian said...

In this country, you hardly ever meet a guy named Fuchs. I wonder why that is...

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