Friday, December 09, 2016

Tefilla LeAmona לא לגירוש עמונה - YouTube Amona Atrocities Deja Vu


Tefilla to Save Amona

Remembering the Horrible Atrocities that Happened in Amona

From AFSI Newsletter Thurs. Dec 8th 2016

The Trauma That Awaits Amona
(Slated for Demolition by December 25)

Amona Evacuation, 2006

If the Regulation Bill continues its way through the Knesset and becomes law, then Amonawill be the "sacrificial lamb", with its structures destroyed and residents expelled. Would the potential benefit be worth the cost?

What would be the benefit? Simply (although there are many details), it is claimed that with passage of the bill, the 400,000 or so Jewish residents living in Judea and Samaria would be safe from any future action like this, since the legality of existing communities would be recognized by the government. Thus, some say, looking at the big, historic picture, evicting 40 families from Amona is an acceptable price to pay.

Is it worth it? If history is a guide, the answer is a clear NO. The gut-wrenching expulsion of nearly 10,000 Jewish residents from Gaza in 2005 is seared in every Israeli's memory, as are the lies Israel's citizenry were told leading up to it. Them there and we here? A recognized border? An end to terror? Did not happen.

Do we know with certainty that passing this bill will once and for all confer legal status to the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria? Is this a step toward Jewish Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, or will Amona be destroyed and the bill caught up in the legal system, not implemented, and thus without benefit? And will Israel's government be able to withstand the withering criticism and actions of the international community as a result of the bill's passage?

What we do know at the moment is that detailed plans are in the works for the destruction of Amona and the expulsion of its residents. The following is a reprint of an article in Haaretz, describing those plans. Due to its importance, we reprint it here since the original is behind a subscription firewall.

More than 1,000 Israel Police officers are slated to participate in the anticipated evacuation of Amona in a few weeks, and restraining orders are being issued to 200 far-right activists to keep them from entering the West Bank at that time. The police expect far-right protesters to try to thwart the move at the illegal outpost, but not with the same force used during the evacuation of the site in 2006.
Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich has approved the orders for the operation and sat in on the three major training sessions that were held in preparation for it.
As the security body with primary responsibility for the area in general, the Israel Defense Forces has been tasked with overall command of the evacuation effort. It will provide auxiliary support for the police, and will handle any incidents involving the Palestinian population during the event, due to occur before Dec. 25.
The police will be responsible for dealing with access routes, contact with the civilian population and the actual evacuation of residents.
The Shin Bet security service's Jewish department will provide intelligence related to any organized attempts to block the evacuation and to any figures who might disrupt it.
There have been several recent security-coordination meetings in advance of the operation, involving the head of the IDF Central Command, the head of the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division, the head of the Shin Bet's Jerusalem and West Bank Division, and the commander of the police's Judea and Samaria District.
Moshe Barkat, who heads the latter district's forces, was appointed by police chief Alsheich to command the operation.
Ever since the decision was made to remove the residents of Amona from their homes, police intelligence personnel have been trying to gauge the resistance the evacuating forces are liable to encounter, to estimate the number of people who will arrive at the scene from outside the West Bank, and to determine how many families will go willingly and how many will resist. The police's cyber division has also been working to find the far-rightist activists who have been calling for resistance to the evacuation.
In the days leading up to the event, with the aid of the Shin Bet, the police will start preventing prominent activists' entry to or removal from the West Bank. There are plans to issue restraining orders to approximately 200 such individuals, which will be in effect until after the evacuation.
The police are also considering temporarily detaining a group of approximately 20 prominent right-wing activists, whom they and the Shin Bet have identified as being problematic. Apparently these individuals have declared that they intend to violate orders prohibiting them from entering Judea and Samaria.
Several youths who have threatened to use violent measures are believed to have already come to the area and taken up positions on nearby hilltops.
The police believe that only a small number of Amona residents are likely to protest their evacuation violently, and that the bulk of the resistance will come from outside. The plan calls for there to be four police officers for every resident who leaves peacefully, but more officers if the person has to be forcefully evacuated.
Ahead of the operation the police have established six main units of 100-300 officers each, charged with six different, pre-assigned evacuation tasks. Commanders of the operation are aiming to thwart any private initiatives on the part of policemen that deviate from their assigned mission. This was one of the lessons from the previous Amona evacuation, where the unprofessional actions of some officers only stoked the unrest and made the operation more difficult.
The evacuating units will arrive at the outpost unarmed, except for the commander of each force. The troops offering the police cover will be equipped with various crowd-dispersal means. Near the command center that will be set up by the entrance to Amona, additional police officers and mounted police officers equipped with crowd-dispersal equipment will be on standby.
IDF and various observation forces will accompany the operation; police helicopters will record events as they unfold to enable the senior officers to assess the situation.
Among others posted at the main command center will be fire-fighting forces, Magen David Adom emergency rescue service personnel and vehicles, and other IDF and Shin Bet personnel.
Those forces actually entering the outpost will be from the Border Police and the Israel Police's Yasam (special patrol and security) division. Their first destination will be 10 buildings in which protesters may try to barricade themselves.
The roads leading to Amona are narrow and the police are also preparing for a situation in which protesters try to block the departure of buses carrying the evacuated residents.
The article can be accessed here:

On December 6, Arabs and the leftist group Yesh Din filed a suit against the planned relocation of the town of Amona to another portion of the mountain it is built upon. "The relocation plan was a key part of the compromise reached between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Nafatli Bennett to pass the Regulation Law without affecting decisions already issued by the Supreme Court." Read Arutz Sheva article here.  
Could it possibly be that the Arabs will "come to the rescue" as they have in the past by rejecting every offer of a "Peace Plan" that's been presented to them? If they force the issue to be reconsidered, who knows...?
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