Only until I read the press release on their site did the asimon drop and it dawned on me that this modern-day churban occurred on the very same day that the greater part of the Temple was destroyed.
The press release politely notes that the motivation of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for destroying these communities has been the subject of considerable speculation. IMHO it was 100% shtuth caused by an early neural event that was hidden from the public-with two dashes of evil from Haim Ramon and Shimon Heres.
On a directly related note, the kinna is aptly called “How the Rose of Sharon Sits”. Not only is this the name of one of Rabbi Eliezar’s HaKalir's kinot, but it is also a clear allusion to Sharon's punishment.
The stanzas are arranged according to the Hebrew alphabetical order and the last line of each stanza ends with the name of a destroyed community. It is a work of art that must be read in every synagogue and is guaranteed to evoke feelings suitable to the day.
I look forward to the future poetry that will sing of the rebuilding of destroyed communities and of the Bet HaMiqdash.
Download the kinna at http://machonshilo.org/PDF/Machon_Shilo_Gush_Katif_Kinna.pdf.