6 years later: Gov't approves Gush Katif compensation deal

July 31, 2011 15:42

Six years after settlements in the Gaza Strip were evacuated and their residents displaced to various areas around the country, the government on Sunday approved a NIS 300 million agreement that ends all claims for compensation from Gush Katif and settlements evacuated from the northern West Bank.

According to a cabinet statement, the agreement "will allow for the completion of the evacuees's moves to permanent communities and their embarking on a new path." Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said of the deal, "The evacuees may now focus on rehabilitating their lives."

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