Regime to Former Gush Katif Jews: Arab Worker Claims “Your Problem”



Imagine being evicted from your homes, losing your businesses, your livelihood by a regime bent on making your land Yudenrein and handing it over to the nation’s sworn enemies.

Now imagine that your business employed indigenous Gaza Arabs and when the regime expelled you and forced closure of your business, the employees; the Gaza Arabs — some 10,000 people who worked in agriculture and related industries were made jobless.

Now imagine that the majority of former Gush Katif residents still find themselves unemployed, but yet the unemployed Arabs are suing their former Jewish employers, rather than the government of Israel, for “wrongful dismissal.”

And the regime, who has not nearly compensated former Gush Katif residents and business owners, now puts the responsibility for “wrongful dismissal” upon the former Gush Katif business owners claiming;

“they have included a fund to be used for former employees of the Jewish industries kicked out of Gaza.”

Kinda makes one wonder how its possible that Israel national budget has been in surplus for the years 2006 and 2007.

The bogus issue of “wrongful dismissal” of Gaza Arab workers by their former Gush Katif employers is but another example of regime’s constant psychological warfare on the Jews displaced by force from their homes and businesses by the self-same regime. MB

Gazan Arabs Seek Compensation for Dismissal From Gush Katif Jobs, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News)


Gazan Arabs who were employed by Israeli farmers in Gush Katif until the 2005 eviction of Jews from the region are seeking ways to sue their former employers for “wrongful dismissal” and other employee benefits.

The SELA Administration, which was set up to assist Disengagement evictees to rebuild their lives and communities, told former Gush Katif residents, employers and businessmen that the Arab claims are “your problem.”

The government has claimed that compensation funds paid to former Gush Katif residents included a fund to be used for former employees of the Jewish industries kicked out of Gaza. However, compensation payments thus far have not covered the basic needs of the evictees themselves, Gush Katif activists say.

Yossi Schwartz, a former owner of a clothing factory interviewed for the Channel One report, said that former workers’ claims could be more than one million NIS in his case alone. Mr. Schwartz, like so many of his former neighbors, is still unemployed.

Related reports;

Gush Katif Families Face Yet Another Eviction, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)


“Home construction for three expelled Gush Katif communities has begun in three locations – but many other families are now in an even worse situation than they were after the expulsion. Some of the latter, living in Kibbutz Or HaNer and nearby Miflasim, have been told they must leave by August 15.”

1,000 Days later: No Homes for Jews Expelled from Gaza

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