Politicians protested in real time to no avail the IDF’s confiscation two hours before the Sabbath of the Homesh Yeshiva’s solar panels, leaving the community without electricity on one of the hottest weekends of the year.
Former Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), head of the “Homesh First” lobby in parliament, blasted Defense Minister Benny Gantz, “who sent the forces” to take the panels that would leave the students in darkness. “I strongly condemn any harm to the Jewish settlement, of course, but one thing does not give me rest – why does Benny Gantz always send troops just before Shabbat? Where does this obtuseness and disregard for the sanctity of the Sabbath come from?”
The violence against Jews in this area continues to increase and they remain largely unprotected by their own government. Along comes Benny Gantz who always sees fit to send troops to torment Homesh just before Shabbat. This is intentional harassment and only ends up rewarding terrorism. Maybe he really doesn’t get it or maybe he wants them to get it where it really hurts.