Dvir Sorek’s grandfather, Rabbi Binyamin Herling, an educator and Holocaust survivor, was killed in a terrorist attack on Mount Ebal in October 2000.
Today, Israel is mourning the loss of 19 year-old Dvir Sorek, z”l, a yeshiva student enrolled in a combined program of Torah study and military service. Sorek was stabbed repeatedly by a terrorist. The attack took place near Migdal Oz, a community near Gush Etzion.
Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman said, “Israeli sovereignty in Gush Etzion in particular, and in Judea and Samaria in general is the only national response which is necessary.”
Who is the sovereign here?
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar | The Sovereignty Movement
Another case of murder in the twilight zone, the unregulated zone, the breach – Judea and Samaria, in Gush Etzion, which is within the national consensus, near the yeshiva of Mahanayim, which advocates bringing light and peace to the world.
As long as Judea and Samaria are not under Israeli sovereignty, lacking law and order, the Arabs will continue to attack from the hope and belief that they will become the owners upon our ruins.
It is either us or them! This is a 52-year-old struggle that must be resolved. Sovereignty will bring resolution and will erase the hope of pushing us out of here through terror attacks.
The resolution must be clear and unambiguous – we have returned to the heritage of our fathers, we will bring another million Jews here, we will build dozens of communities. The Arabs are invited to live under our sovereignty as individuals and enjoy a prosperous life as residents.
Unfortunately, the ways of Zion are still accompanied by mourning. Our condolences to the family of the soldier and to the yeshiva of Mahanayim in Migdal Oz.