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The Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem tells the tale of a beloved land that was uprooted.

The Gush Katif Museum first opened in Jerusalem in Menachem Av 5768 (August 2008). It tells the story of the Jewish presence in the Gaza Strip from the Hasmonean period until today. The museum examines Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip over the past three thousand years, as well as describing the establishment of the communities of Gush Katif in the wake of the Six-Day War and their subsequent development and functioning. The museum presents a fitting monument to the glorious chapter of 35 years of Jewish settlement in Gush Katif. The exhibits at the museum include: - The menorah from the synagogue in the community of Netzarim, which was carried by the residents of Netzarim on the day of the expulsion all the way to the Western Wall, becoming a very meaningful symbol. - A chronicle of the synagogues in Gush Katif, the region’s economic industries, agriculture, the struggles of the settlers, and more. - The museum also displays many works of art, photographs, valuable historical artifacts, a library, and souvenirs. Many public figures have visited the museum, including the Knesset Chairman, government ministers, Congressmen, and Rabbis, all of whom consider the museum to be a unique and important way to immortalize the communities of Gush Katif for generations to come. The museum also has a special room to commemorate the Gush Katif residents who fell in Israel’s battles and terror attacks. The museum is a valuable resource for authors, producers, researchers, and educational and social activities related to Gush Katif. The museum is suitable for individual visitors, organized groups, and educational institutions of all kinds. The Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem, 5 Rechov Shaarei Tzedek, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6255456, fax 02-6245270.