More Gaza settlers seek compensation

Thursday, July 07, 2005 |    

Faced with a Supreme Court deadline, hundreds of Gaza settlers are taking a first step to receive government compensation for the upcoming evacuation from their homes, set to begin in six weeks. They handed in forms requesting detailed assessments of their property. It’s a sign that more and more settlers are resigned to leaving their homes, though Gaza settlement leaders say they will continue to resist. Until now, only about 400 families had requested compensation out of a total of 1,800 families. Most settlers have refused to cooperate with the government, on grounds that they do not recognize its authority to evacuate them.

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