“Many soldiers have never been educated about the history and holiness of Jerusalem. When they experience the beauty, antiquity and modernity of the city with their own eyes, their connection to the land increases and they become better soldiers.”
Amona’s residents did not disinherit anyone from their land, but their evacuation is justified nonetheless because the national and Zionist interest cannot support settling beyond the settlement blocs – unless we want to turn into an apartheid or bi-national state.
For the first time in the history of the Israel Defense Force (IDF), on January 25, male and female combat soldiers stood side-by-side to take their oath of allegiance at the traditional Western Wall ceremony.
After a 48-hour warning was issued on Tuesday to the residents of the Jewish village of Amona, located in Samaria, protesters flocked to the small settlement to stand with residents against the IDF forces which began to mass outside on Wednesday morning.