Stamp of Approval Could Come Soon for Homesh

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has instructed the IDF GOC Central Command Yehuda Fuchs to sign a decree that could allow Jewish residency in the former community of Homesh. This would fully implement the lifting of restrictions under the 2005 Gaza Disengagement Law.

Gallant’s decision is one of major security and political significance that has prompted the IDF to prepare for boosting forces in Homesh and mobilizing forces to protect civilians who will now be legally allowed to visit the area after almost 20 years.

Together with Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, Gallant is also considering a measure that would give official legal status to the yeshiva that was recently established in the former community without state sanction.

The timing of the AFSI Chizuk Mission to Israel is exquisite and we trust it brought some good vibes for Homesh! If Americans for a Safe Israel has been but a small part of the energy that ultimately saves Homesh, then we’ve fulfilled a small part of the AFSI mission.

Gallant instructs IDF to sign decree allowing Jewish presence in Homesh, by Amir Ettinger/Israel Hayom, May 18, 2023


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