Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim puts a human face to the people of Gush Katif as it closely follows the story of an Israeli family from pre-Intifada leading up to the forced removal of Israeli citizens from Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip in 2005. The reader is given a rare opportunity to look into the hearts and souls of Gush Katif residents. This novel is historic fiction based upon the author’s life and experiences in Gush Katif, as well as those of friends and neighbors. It vividly reflects the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived there during those difficult times. The author, a teen at the time she wrote this book, was herself an expellee.
- Paperback: 185 pages
- Author: Shifra Shomron
- ISBN-13: 978-9657344194
“We are indebted to Shifra Shomron for her exquisitely texted “Grains of Sand” in which she retells the personalized story of the human wealth that was dealt a mortal blow when the Gush Katif communities were evacuated and their Jewish inhabitants expelled. What had been left behind is in this book: lively family life, community spirit, moral values, material and religious success as well as the heroic fortitude in the face of terror, the anguish in the realization that Israel’s then political leadership was insensitive to its policy errors as well as devoid of vision… ” – Yisrael Medad, Information Resource Director, Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem, Israel