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 II until Disengagement. The reader is given a rare opportunity to look into
the hearts and souls of Gush Katif residents. This novel is an 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.

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Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim
                                                                2007, ISBN 978-965-7344-19-4, soft cover, 185 pages

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"... From this horrible tragedy [of expulsion], they are attempting to survive in the face of government hypocrisy, indifference and emotional and financial abuse.  One of the very bright spots in this bleak picture is Shifra Shomron, a very talented writer whose lyrical style and depth are rare in one so young.  I wish her great success."

     Dr. Miriam Adahan,
                                                           Prolific author and founder of
                                                          (Emotional Maturity Established Through Torah)
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"We are indebted to Shifra Shomron 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."

Yisrael Medad,
Information Resource Director,
                                                        Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem
It's not just a book - it's a piece of history!

Presenting the first novel leading up to the historic
Israeli unilateral withdrawal from
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip


by Shifra Shomron
Former Neve Dekalim Resident and Expellee
"Travel beyond time and beyond location - into my Gush Katif"

Neve Dekalim road sign
Enjoy more writings by Shifra:

Play, "Of Life in Gush Katif"
Short Story, "Fronds in the Breeze"
Translations - articles and poems

Contributor to Anthologies,
The Beauty of the Story--stories to touch the Jewish heart, Judaica Press 2009

The Expulsion From Gush Katif
A Gush Katif Resource to Educate and  Enlighten, Southern Hills Press 2008

"...politicians, social scientists, and other good Jews from across the Israeli political spectrum would do well to read this book. It will help all of us understand the frustrated thoughts and feelings, the tragedy of a lost and crushed future, and the dashed hopes of victims of circumstances beyond their control."

David Grossman,
                                                          Owner of The Jewish Internet,
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