Support for Homesh Gains Ground

Israel’s new government is committed to strengthening the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria and is therefore contesting a Supreme Court order to evacuate Homesh.

“The government is changing directions and supports the yeshivah in Homesh. As we promised, we will do everything in order for the communities in Judea and Samaria to grow and flourish,” Finance Minister and Minister within the Defense Ministry Bezalel Smotrich said.

Israel’s Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, this week gave the new government a three-month extension to explain why the Homesh Yeshivah in northern Samaria should be allowed to remain intact, despite previous court opinions stating that the community of Homesh was built on private Arab land.

Minister of National Missions Orit Strock told JNS, “The new Israeli government 100% supports correcting the injustice and idiocy of the uprooting of the northern Samaria communities during the disengagement. We intend to quickly amend the Disengagement Law in order to allow the yeshivah to remain in Homesh and maintain an Israeli civilian presence in northern Shomron [Samaria].”

We trust that Homesh will be among the first community of many to see a full reversal of the ongoing nefarious and destructive intentions to wipe it from Israel’s map. The reconstruction of Homesh and other developing communities in Judea and Samaria deserve no less than the proper regulation they’ve been denied for too long.

Smotrich: Government will fight to prevent dismantlement of Homesh Yeshivah, by Josh Hasten/JNS, January 4, 2023


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