Education, Tourism and Culture
Gush Katif had an extensive education system that tried to provide a unique solution for everyone, even though it operated only within Gush Katif. As part of this, the community center operated a rich array of classes.
The highlight of the cultural activities was the “Katif Celebrations”, a huge singing festival that took place every year at the Gush Katif lake and attracted people from all over the country. The festival hosted the greatest Israeli singers and was also the first platform for various young adults whose stars shone later.
Gush Katif also developed special tourism. Various entrepreneurs were able to maximize the special beauty of this part of the country, and established a hotel on the beach, a seminary, and even jeep tours and horse riding. The pristine beaches attracted hundreds of families especially from the religious public since the beaches were adapted for their needs. In the summers, Gush Katif became a large tourist village.