“Gov’t Cut Off Electricity To Yeshiva The Same Day It Connected Illegal Bedouin Outposts”

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Homesh Rosh Yeshiva Rav Elishama HaCohen (L.), Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan (C.) and Rav Mordechai Dimentman (L.), father of terror victim Yehuda Dimentman, h'yd, in a protest tent outside PM's office on Jan. 6 2022. (Photo: Homesh Yeshiva); Yehuda Dimentman, h’yd, left behind a wife and small child.

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Three weeks after the murder of Yehuda Dimentman, h’yd, who was killed by terrorists in a drive-by shooting attack as he left his yeshivah in the Homesh outpost in the Shomron, the illegal outpost is still making the headlines of Israeli media outlets.

In the wake of the attack, Jews in the area set up additional structures which were quickly razed by security forces. The yeshivah in Homesh, which has been quietly active for 15 years is also illegal and the Jews there fear it will also be razed by the government. On Thursday morning, a storm of criticism arose after Deputy Minister Yair Golan (Meretz) called the settlers in Homesh fighting for its survival “subhuman.”

In an act unrelated to Golan’s words, Yehuda Dimentman’s z’l, father, Rabbi Mordechai Dimentman, joined Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan and Homesh Rosh Yeshivah Rav Elishama HaCohen in setting up a protest tent outside the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday morning. The tent is a protest against the demolition of homes in Homesh days after Yehuda, hy’d, was killed.

Bulldozer destroys a structure in Homesh. (Homesh Yeshiva)

Dagan announced a series of demonstrations by the national camp that will take place against the government.

“On the same day this government passed an outrageous law approving the connection of electricity to the illegal outposts of Bedouins who are taking over the Negev, it cut off electricity to the Homesh yeshivah,” Dagan stated.

“In all my years in the Shomron I haven’t seen a situation where after a terrorist attack, the government’s response is to fight the victims, the friends of the murder victim. This is the first time we’ve seen the government’s response to the murder is to reward the murderer, reward terrorism. The terrorists murdered Yehudah, h’yd, so there woudn’t be Jews in Homesh, and in response the government makes sure there are no Jews in Homesh.”

The levaya of Yehuda Dimentman, 25, who was killed in a terror attack, December 17, 2021. (Photo: Shomron Regional Council)

“I hereby inform Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and all members of his government that beginning on Sunday, a series of demonstrations will emerge from this protest tent against the government, against the lawlessness in the Shomron and the Negev. The national camp has ended its silence.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


8 COMMENTS

  1. A taste of their own medicine these are the laws that Palestinians protest about all the time. If both sides now recognize how destructive this land grab is then neither side will get to sleep and the conflict will be passed on to our children.

  2. Shame on this government. Hashem works in many ways. Government must be careful They are replaceable. Shame should be held as it is against those of evil nature

  3. The evil Zionists are far, far, far beyond kol haMiracheim al haAchzar sofo lihyos achzar…But, nonetheless, they so poignantly illustrated that Chazal, too, in their actions against these settlers.

    It’s so sad that they don’t understand the idol that is Zionism.

  4. The only subhumans are the secular Zionists. They try to be lower than animals with Gay parades and tattoo shops. Maybe these brainwashed settlers should drop out of the israeli army in mass. Let the fat cat politicians send their kids to the army front lines.