Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday 6 Shevat expressed his pain over having to evict the families of Amona. Speaking during a memorial for former MK and Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman, Netanyahu explained “we are a nation of law and order” and he was thereby compelled to carry out the High Court’s ruling.
He stated he appointed a team on Wednesday to begin the work of establishing a new yishuv which will serve as the new home for Amona residents.
Unfortunately, Mr. Netanyahu’s call to residents to leave the community peacefully were ignored by the youths holed up in the shul as they attacked police during that operation. Despite their resistance, the expulsion was completed in line with the court’s ruling.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)