Likud Knesset Member Michal Shir last week toured Samaria together with Council Chairman Yossi Dagan. The two visited the Yair Farm, Nofei Nehemia, and the Gilad Farm, and also visited the old town of Itamar. These communities may be short on luxury but make up for it with a surplus of spirituality and love of the Land.
MK Shir was shocked to discover the living conditions of residents of the young communities that remain disconnected from water and electricity, despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s promise two years ago to begin the connection processes immediately.
“It is very exciting to be at Havat Gilad, to see the settlement, but it’s just a pity that the citizens of the country who are fulfilling all their obligations must struggle to light a kettle, and struggle to keep their children warm in the winter,” she said.
We are very concerned that the residents of Havat Gilad continue to live without being connected water or electricity. It is unacceptable that the Netanyahu government has not made good on its pledge yet. However, instead of attacking Prime Minister Netanyahu for not coming through yet, we choose the high road and follow the example of Rabbi Raziel Shevach’s widow, Yael. Her words in the days immediately following Rabbi Raziel’s murder say it best, “We want to build it up, revenge is not Important.”