Anita Tucker made
aliya (from the US) in 1969 and settled in Beersheva. Seven years
and three children later, she answered Yitzhak Rabin's call to found
new towns on the empty sand dunes of Gaza (where archeology of our
Jewish forefathers had been discovered). She managed her
agro-business, growing various vegetables and flowers, making the
"cursed land" flourish in greenhouses.
In August 2005, with five
children and many grandchildren, Anita and her husband Stuart
were expelled from the blossoming home they had built in Netzer
Hazani, one of the 20 communities of Gush Katif and they watched
their home destroyed and reduced to rubble. After 11 months in youth
hotels, Anita and her Netzer Hazani community were moved to
another interim "caravilla" town, where, together with the
community, she struggles to enable the spirit and values which built
Gush Katif to flourish anew.