Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I've been to this home before.

An Israeli policemen rests on a table in the remains
of a Jewish home in Hevron he just destroyed.

This was a Jewish home in Hevron.

It was a Jewish home in 1929, and a mob of Hevron arabs slaughtered and maimed the Jewish community there...the Slabodka yeshiva students, the men, women and children of the Jewish neighborhoods.

As a result, Jews were barred from living in Hevron. Their property was destroyed, cemeteries vandalized, cemetery tombstones used to pave sidewalks, and shuls turned into garbage dumps and corrals for animals.

All that came to an end when the city was liberated in 1967 by the IDF. The liberation was rather easy, as every single Arab home in Hevron flew a white flag of surrender outside their window -- since they feared a revenge operation by the IDF for their 1929 pogrom. Hardly a single shot was fired in Hevron in the 6 day war of 1967.

Despite the Israeli government's staunch opposition to allowing Jews to return to Hevron, the Jews returned. Despite tremendous hardships -- pioneering, self-sacrificing Jews created a tiny community in Hevron -- with hundreds on the waiting list to move there.

The above pictured home used to be a rebuilt home which had a Jewish family living in it. I've been there before...it was neat, clean, and like almost any other home you might visit. Except that this home belonged to Jews who were slaughtered for being Jewish, and it was rebuilt and refurnished out of the slop of the local market.

3000 IDF soldiers and policemen evicted a Jewish family from it, and then destroyed the home to prevent the Jews from moving back there.

Are they so stupid to think we won't return and rebuild?

We will return and rebuild in Gush Katif, and rebuild in the Northern Shomron, and even this home in Hevron will have Jews living there once again.

And a Jewish family will sit around a table, eat their Shabbat meal, and sing together in the same room...where this pictured policeman lies on their table.

Update: One of the commanders of the Duchifat unit who refused to evict the Hevron Jews from their homes was judged and given a 28 day army prison sentence. This same commander was himself thrown out of his home in Gush Katif 2 years ago. What sort of twisted senior officers demand that his own commander who was thrown out of his home, do the exact some thing to others?!



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10 comments:

Olah Chadasha said...

Amen!

JoeSettler said...

My extended family was among those who owned (a number of) homes and properties in Hebron, and barely excaped with their lives in 1929.

Here is the story of how one part of the family escaped the Arab massacre.

And yes, they still maintain their claim to their homes they were chased out from - even if this government of Israel doesn't care.

Daniel said...

the ehudim wanted a political provocation to disparage the right. They could have sent secular peace now soldiers who would hwve followed terminate with extreme prejudice orders , but wanted to have religious soldiers who would have reservations do it. Thus they could vilify the right by saying they're destroying thr IDF.

David Linn said...

The above pictured home used to be a rebuilt home which had a Jewish family living in it. I've been there before...it was neat, clean, and like almost any other home you might visit. Except that this home belonged to Jews who were slaughtered for being Jewish, and it was rebuilt and refurnished out of the slop of the local market.

History repeats itself.

We will return and rebuild in Gush Katif, and rebuild in the Northern Shomron, and even this home in Hevron will have Jews living there once again.

And a Jewish family will sit around a table, eat their Shabbat meal, and sing together in the same room...where this pictured policeman lies on their table.

and, hopefully history repeats itself.

Anonymous said...

that picture is the picture of a pig.

tnspr569 said...

Scary times.

Anonymous said...

When will we have a government with a heart and soul?

PsychoToddler said...

This is so nuts! Are we that incapable of learning from history? Even recent history? What great love has the forced expulsion of Jews from Gaza engendered us from the Arabs or the World?

We are our own worst enemies.

PsychoToddler said...

This is so nuts! Are we that incapable of learning from history? Even recent history? What great love has the forced expulsion of Jews from Gaza engendered us from the Arabs or the World?

We are our own worst enemies.

Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Be'ezrat Hashem we will return. I just don't know when and how and it will be very, very difficult. I've been thinking of moving back if they have anymore tranfers of Jews. I guess I'm not as strong as you are. What's going on is just very, very painful.

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