HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita last week visited the Gush Katif Museum in Yerushalayim, and was given a comprehensive tour of the history of the Gush Katif communities and the destruction carried out by the government of Ariel Sharon in 2005.
Rav Mazuz, Rosh Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim and spiritual leader of the Yachad party, surprised his hosts with his vast knowledge regarding the Jewish communities of Gaza and the realities that exist since the Jews were expelled.
The rav was visibly moved by the photos, almost to tears, especially in the Black Room which shows the difficulties endured by the families evicted from their homes in the years that followed. He stated, “Sharon was in a coma for eight years as punishment for what he did”.
Rav Mazuz lit a candle in memory of the Kedoshei Gush Katif and then told of his visits to the area, months before the communities were ousted. Rav Mazuz warns that if chas v’sholom the left-wing comes to power, there will be more Jews ousted from their communities.
The manager of the museum, Shlomo Verstil surprised Rav Mazuz when he gave him a framed photo of him making a visit to the hothouses of the community of Ganei Tal.
Rav Mazuz also attacked US President Barak Obama’s position and warned us not to marvel the US leader.
In the visitors’ book Rav Mazuz wrote, “Nine and a half years since the expulsion, HKBH will bring us back soon”. Rav Mazuz praised the establishment of the museum in the heart of Yerushalayim to make sure Am Yisrael does not forget what occurred and had words of praise for those involved in the effort, which he labeled “Meleches Kodesh”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)