As part of the preparations for the implementation of the intended pullout, and to encourage settlers to sign up for the Nitzanim plan, the Israeli government will issue an announcement in the next few days stating that settlers who leave their homes voluntarily will be relocated in the Nitzanim area, Israeli media sources reported on Tuesday.

Gush Katif settlers who want permanent or temporary housing in Nitzanim area must sign a document at the Disengagement Administration (Sela), pledging to vacate their homes 48 hours after the disengagement begins.

Only settlers who agree to vacate their homes voluntarily will be eligible for trailers in the temporary neighborhood in Nitzan. Furthermore, only a family of six or more will receive a trailer measuring 90 square meters; other families will have to make do with a 60-meter trailer.

The government will also ask settlers to submit a compensation request to Sela by July 20, as another prerequisite for receiving temporary housing.

Such steps would cause the settlers leaders, who strongly oppose the pullout, to start loosing control over settlers.  They say, the government is depriving citizens of their right to protest being evacuated from their homes.

Having the trailers system will probably scatter the settlers instead of preserving the communities as the settlers originally demanded.  Trailers will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis which means that late registrants will not be able to get one and that distribution of the trailers will not take into account the settlements from which registrants originate.

Settlers who decide to live in the temporary houses will have to give up their right to rent payment, according to the document being formulated.  Besides, those who decide to move from the temporary communities to the rented apartments will be fined.


The Israeli government plans to build permanent housing in the dunes area, (Nitzanim).  However, this plan needs at least 200 families to sign up for it to be feasible.