The Story of the Yamit Region
The Story of the Yamit Region – visitor center explains the towns of the Yamit Region. The fascinating story of the Yamit Region finds itself breathing life again. The official memorial site “The Story of the Yamit Region” tells the story of the place returned to within the Egyptian borders in 1981, then willingly evacuated by its residents, with their businesses and homes, for the sake of peace. The visitor center was established in the town of Dekel in Hevel Shalom, where six towns and 2 kibbutz settlements have been established since the evacuation of Yamit, for a new settlement in the Negev. The visitor center represents a magical, nostalgic corner of pioneering, creativity, pride in place, human and personal stories – for each visitor to experience in their own way. The historic importance of Yamit has brought Zehava Shaked, Tamar Shivat – who evacuated from Yamit and established Dekel – to commemorate the information center for the general public. The site offers the Yamit Visitor Center (museum), the Yamit Walls, the monument of the Steel Division, a peek into the life re-established and a tour of the greenhouse and galleries of artists of the area.