Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is a man whose accomplishments put the entire Nation of Israel in his debt.

But the Prime Minister, with the support of the US State Department and the UN, has proposed the unilateral dismemberment of seventeen prosperous and productive Jewish farming communities, not even in the framework of a peace agreement. Acting without cabinet or Knesset support, and with the publicly stated opposition of the Israel Defence Forces COS, Head of Military Intelligence, Head of the SHABAK — even the general assigned to prepare the plan told his colleagues it would be a “catastrophe” — the Prime Minister has decreed that all seventeen communities must be forcibly uprooted.

Whatever the Prime Minister’s motivation, the effects of his plan are clear.

The plan is not only strategically indefensible, inviting even more terror, the scenes of Jews being torn from their homes can only have a devastating impact on a citizenry already demoralized by the Prime Minister’s failure to deliver the security he promised.

The Katif communities are part of the productive sector of Israel. Katif was not pioneered at the expense of Arab owned land. Katif does not lie in the heart of Gaza but is contiguous to Gaza.

If Katif is dismembered, all of Judea, Samaria, the Golan and Jerusalem will be targeted for dismembering. And Israel will return to what Abba Eban called its “Auschwitz” borders. As Katif goes, so goes the nation of Israel.

[Thank you for taking the time to read this page. From the Jewish Community of Katif.]