Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beit El Like an Armed Camp, Who's the Real Enemy?

Yesterday's trip from Shiloh to work in Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin included a stop at the T junction to Beit El, where I needed to find a bus or ride. The permission to go further into Beit El was supervised by security forces checking to make sure that any Jew entering had proper reason, which was not to join the protestors.

Yesterday (28-7-2015) at the T Junction to Beit El, Photo by Batya Medad

Protesting the demolition of the residential building wasn't allowed.

Residents of Beit El, located in Samaria north of Jerusalem, were calling for nationalist MKs to collapse the coalition on Tuesday, after security forces stormed the Draynoff compound in the town ahead of demolition despite the nearly completed legalization process for the buildings..."Last week we got our final permission from the (IDF) CivilAdministration, and then today we were supposed to go to the Supreme Court in order to request that the discussion be reopened and that the demolition orders be cancelled."
But on Monday night, security forces came "like thieves in the night," even while fully "knowing that everything was upright and proper, moments before we were able to put in our request," said (Judy) Simon...
For its part, Likud's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has denied giving the order to seize the buildings, while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he opposes the demolition, calling on the Supreme Court to cancel the demolition orders in light of the Civil Administration building permission which has led to a last-minute petition.
However, speaking to Arutz Sheva, Simon noted that Netanyahu has not kept his campaign promises to build 300 new housing units in Beit El, which has been subject to a two-year covert Jewish building freeze by the last two coalition governments along with the rest of Judea and Samaria as well eastern Jerusalem. (Arutz 7)
One of the disadvantages of Beit El is that there is only one road that Jews can use to enter and exit, so the people living there can be stuck in an emergency. I worked in Beit El for many years and know it well. Before this road had been built, you got to Beit El from Jerusalem via Ramalla and then continued on that road, to the west of the present one passing Jelazoon refugee camp, then turning east to Vaadi Charamiya and continuing north to get to Shiloh. Now that road is considered forbidden to Jews. The only apartheid here is discriminating against Jews.

A few years ago, Beit El reluctantly agreed to the destruction of some homes near the girls high school in exchange for promises by the government to approve the building of three hundred homes for Jews in Beit El, which is a very popular community and would be much larger if the government would allow for the normal growth according to supply and demand. I'm sure you're not surprised to hear that the homes now being demolished were supposed to be part of that 300 home package.

Prime Minister Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu is pretty quick with his promises but notoriously poor at keeping them.

Security forces has been using force against the Jewish protesters who have been trying to hold onto the buildings.
Border Police and settlers clashed after hundreds of youths refused to evacuate the so-called "Dreinof" structure that the High Court of Justice has ruled must be razed.
According to reports, the police used pepper spray and other crowd-dispersal methods against the settlers. (Jerusalem Post)
Following are some photos by Beit El resident Avi Dobuler, which he posted on facebook.


Neshama said...

The govt is corrupt, and yaalon is two faced. They are operating under CFR and NWO guidelines. They are in with Obama up to their .....
I wonder what the solution will be before Mashiach shows up. The Erev Rav have got to choke on their antisemitism.

Batya said...

Gd willing. We must earn Gd's help

Unknown said...

Thanks Batya. Regards yo Winky.

Leah said...

One thing that keeps.going.through my.mind at this time is Beit El. Does the translation.mean literally house of.G-d?I just cannot.imagine being so hardened that one could destroy another one's home. The name of this area should be enough to evoke a sense of fear as well as a sense of shame.

Batya said...

Avi, thank you.

Leah, there are Biblical scholars who say that there was more than one location called "Beit El," House of Gd. This entire situation in which Jewish homes are destroyed for no good reason is horrendous.