The summer of 2005 was a highly charged time in Israel – emotionally, politically and religiously. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made the decision to unilaterally disengage from Gaza, thus removing some 8,800 Israelis from their homes and communities that they had known for 30+ years and giving the segment of land to the Palestinians. The internal disagreement in Israel raged, as those for the move donned blue and those against donned orange. Ultimately, there was no civil war despite the heated tensions, and soldiers removed Jews from their homes amidst mutual tears and emotion. This video explores the setting and carrying out of the Gaza disengagement, as well as the implications that it has left to this day.
Watch the video and use these prompts to delve into this emotional event in Israeli history.