The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is drafting operational plans to evacuate several West Bank outposts by the end of June, senior defense officials said on Wednesday.
According to preliminary operational plans being formulated in the Central Command, the evacuations will take place over a few days and will likely begin sometime toward the end of next month, after Defense Minister Ehud Barak returns from his scheduled trip to the United States.
Barak issued an official directive to the IDF on Wednesday to finish drafting the plans by the middle of next week, officials said.
Also on Wednesday, officers from the Central Command met with representatives from the Judea and Samaria Police District to discuss the plans. One possibility is that the evacuations will be carried out by the Border Police and the perimeter security will be provided by the IDF, similar to the model used during the evacuation of the illegal outpost of Amona on February 1, 2006, when more than 300 people were injured, the majority of them protesters.
Source: Jerusalem Post
I prefere not to comment on internal Jewish affairs. Political Zionism have many colors, and like all of us, the Jewish people have many colors, and they disagree on several issues.
By my heart cries, when I see Jews fight. You are brothers, why are you fighting each other?
When Joshua and Caleb entered into the Promised Land, they were aliens and strangers. Just like the Jewish settlers in todays Judea and Samaria are looked up on as aliens and strangers.
Settlers are also human beings. They commit mistakes, they get frustrated and angry, and in their anger they do things they should not have done.
But the land is theirs. The promises that God of the Bible gave Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is everlasting. In my dictionary, everlasting still mens forever. (Gen 17: 7-8). Normally, the Jewish settlers do not push anyone away. The majority of them settles on hills and mountain tops. No one lives there, even the goats will find it hard to be feed there. I have seen this with my own eyes. Sometimes the settlers have done wrong, and should gracefully withdraw to another piece of The Mountains of Zion.
I hope and pray that IDF soldiers will understand that we all need mercy. And that there is mercy in the Jewish Messiah. We are simply not able to always act justly under pressure. My heart cries out towards them, who struggle to find the balance between being a soldier under command, and a soldier who shall live by the Words of God of the Bible.
The Jewish preacher John the Baptist was once meet by some soldiers. The Baptist did not tell the soldiers to lay down their guns, but to rather act with justice based on divine wisdom.
Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
Gidion was told to keep fewer soldiers. But not to fight without them. Without soldiers, there would not even be a Promised Land. Lets keep both the IDF and the settlers in our prayers.