Knesset members proposed a law to establish a center to memorialize Gaza’s destroyed Jewish communities.
The bill, introduced with the support of 27 center-right Knesset members, passed a preliminary reading in Israel’s Parliament on Thursday. The bill must pass through the Knesset Education Committee before being subject to final approval.
The state-funded center would be comprised of a research institute, memorial, archive and museum. The bill would require all material connected with the establishment and subsequent destruction of the Gush Katif communities in the Gaza Strip to be transferred from state archives to the new center.
The center would run educational programs, hold seminars, provide school curricula, display exhibits and sponsor educational activities for schools and IDF soldiers. The research institute would invite researchers to write masters’ and doctoral theses on issues such as Gush Katif’s agriculture, daily life, security challenges and response to the expulsion, Arutz-7 reported.