JNS: 10 years on, Gaza pullout celebrity finds his peace and quiet

Jewish News Service (JNS), July 24, 2015

Eldad Galed doesn’t need to attend any of this summer’s commemoration ceremonies for the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish communities destroyed a decade ago to remember how he was pulled out of both his home and synagogue. He lives with the “expulsion”—as he calls the unilateral Israeli disengagement from Gaza in August 2005—on his body.

At a tattoo parlor in Peru four years ago, he tattooed on his upper back the slogan that is popular among Gush Katif “refugees,” as they often refer to themselves: “We will not forgive, we will not forget.”

Not long after, he gave that ink some company, getting the name of his destroyed religious Zionist community, “Gannei Tal,” tattooed in the shape of Israel on his upper right arm.

His observant Jewish mother had mixed feelings about it.

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