We interrupt the regular blog from the Muqata with this special report from Chomesh in the Shomron.
Jameel is currently under siege in Chomesh.
He has asked me (Joe Settler) by phone to keep updating the blog for him until his outside communication lines get cut off.
Sitting in his tent, with his 9 year old daughter, the report just came out, Northern Samaria is officially cordoned off and the deportations will begin within the next few days (G^d forbid).
From his tent Jameel reports he has a stunning view of Israel’s coast, including the Hadera power station, Netantya, Herziliya (including the Herziliya hi-tech park which houses a major segment of Israel’s hi-tech community).
Looking northwards, Jameel reports seeing Jenin, and Afula - just a stone-throw away (or more accurately a Kassam mortar lob away).
Jameel is currently residing in a tent on the lawn of a Chomesh resident, sharing the lawn with 10 other families. Families that came specially from Kiryat Shmoneh, Shalavim, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Ginot Shomron, and even Australia.
His daughter is currently writing a journal of these events, which will no doubt shape her ideas and beliefs in the future. She said she looked to Anne Frank for inspiration for writing this diary.
Jameel has just informed me that there is an emergency town meeting with an important update.
He has to go and we will continue this blog later, until the Sharon family cuts off his outside lines of communications.