Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Like it or not...we will keep returning.

Great Return to Chomesh picture roundup on HNN. (hat-tip ASJ)

The NY Times had the following to say:
The reoccupation, even temporarily, of a destroyed Jewish settlement deep in the West Bank, near Jenin, is an open challenge to a weak Israeli government. How it plays out will be viewed by Palestinians as a sign of whether Israel intends to keep its pledges, or whether settlement activity will continue to proceed unhindered, despite Israel’s promises to halt it.

“We are not here to cry,” said Batya Danziger, 16, one of the many teenagers who took part in the effort to reach the now desolate Homesh. “We are here to live and build it back up again.”

“Hooray, a house!” her friends shouted out in delight as they used palm fronds to fasten a lean-to against one of the few remaining stone walls.

Despite initial warnings to participants that their attempts to reach Homesh would be considered illegal, the government did not order security forces to stop the group from making its way there by foot. Instead, the forces provided security for a six-mile stretch of winding road on which the activists made their way to the site.

Parents held the hands of preschoolers, young people banged on drums and some pushed strollers piled high with sleeping bags, tents, bottled water and canned tuna as part of a campaign the organizers called Homesh Is the Beginning.
Yes, this is just the beginning. We will keep returning...and to Gush Katif as well.

Who would have thought it would have been this quick? Limor Har-Melech, the widow of Shuly Har-Melech who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorists on his way home to Chomesh, remarried, and today is the brit of her newborn son...in CHOMESH.

The Arabs...and even some Jews may not want us here, but we will keep returning.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael


Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

t-shirt on the left says
אני קונה רק מיהודים

rivkayael said...

Keeping you and yours in prayer. Don't know *WHY* some things happen, and *what is the point* of giving up things just to have to fight for them again, but "akhen yesh HaShem bamakom hazeh; anokhi lo yadati". Hoping that this will be true of Chomesh, and Gush Katif...hope you have some time to enjoy the chag as well.

Anonymous said...

Right on, Jameel.

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Glad you got there, hope you're feeling better. My daughter was SO glad she went. Wish we could have all gone with a tent ...

Anonymous said...

watch the video here mms://msmedia.a7.org/arutz7/eng-video/07/mar/homesh-eng-100.wmv

Olah Chadasha said...

All I can say is Amen brother!

Anonymous said...

I texted your husband but got no reply.

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