A cooperative community. The first settlers struck roots in 5738 (1978), along with the initial Ganei Tal group.
Both groups lived together in the cooperative for one whole year. The group disbanded and most of its members dispersed among the settlements in the Gush. On the 15th of Av 5745 (1985), the “Shalhevet” group inhabited Katif, comprised of 10 families and a few singles, in order to resettle it as a cooperative community.
In 1992, Moshav Katif opened its ranks to communal absorption in addition to cooperative absorption. Socially, the two communities (cooperative and communal) are united in a community association that lives in cooperation and harmony, through socio-cultural and religious activity.
Moshav Katif numbered over 60 families, about 330 of them children and teenagers.