Less than two weeks before the beginning of the Gaza Strip pullout, some settlers in Gush Katif are returning their guns and ammunition to their store.
The equipment will be kept under lock and key in the strong room in the Gan Or settlement, before being handed over to the army. The Israeli government claims two thirds of all Gush Katif residents have agreed to leave before August 17. The government agency overseeing civilian aspects of the disengagement says settlers who do not leave by the deadline will lose a significant amount of their compensation. But the Supreme Court has ruled that they could sue to receive all compensation the state has allotted to them. In many cases that means between 200,000 and 400,000 euros.