Some ten thousand Jews lived in the Gush Katif for approximately thirty-five years, and built flourshing greenhouses and irrigation systems for growing flowers and crops. Gush Katif became the bread basket of Israel. For whatever reason, Ariel Sharon evicted the Jews and allowed the Arabs to return. One would have thought that the Arabs would want to continue a prosperous activity that was handed to them on a silver platter.
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from the article: Palestinian militants ransack former Gush Katif greenhouses