«This is about Israel, and if you take us out of here, it’s Israel that will be in danger». This is a statement of the Jewish settler in Samaria, Benny Gal.
Gal is the secretary of the unauthorized Givat Asaf outpost in Samaria, which has to be removed because of International pressure.
«The issue isn’t Givat Asaf, nor is it about outposts or settlements», Gal said as he stood near his home in the hilltop community on the eastern outskirts of Ramallah, holding his young daughter in his arms.
«This is about Israel, and if you take us out of here, it’s Israel that will be in danger. The dismantling of one outpost is a huge boost for terrorism, and it’s a windfall for those who seek to destroy us».
«I think it’s symptomatic of Western thought,» Gal said.
«They read so deeply into a situation that in reality, is quite simple. We’re the Jewish people and this is our home, and the Arabs are not going to stop attacking us if we leave Givat Asaf. If Israel pulls back from the settlements, Ben-Gurion Airport will become the next target. You have to ask yourself, what could we possibly gain from another disengagement?».
Source: Jerusalem Post
I do not like to comment on internal Jewish affairs. But I guess I am able to understand what Benny Gal mean by his question: «What could we possibly gain from another disengagement?».
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First published: June 8th, 2009.
Written by Ivar