The displaced residents of the Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Yishuv Elazar in Gush Etzion are quite vocal in their disdain for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. These are the former homeowners ousted from their houses in June 2018 by a Supreme Court decision, recognizing a minimal area of the community was on private Arab land.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, when the nation’s public schools remember the expulsion from Gush Katif, and those expulsions which followed such a Migron and Amona, Prime Minister Netanyahu decided it was a good day to visit Gush Etzion.
One resident explains that Mr. Netanyahu will not visit the site of the ruins, but he will appear shortly before elections at the site of the replacement community under construction to show simply how much he cares. He will be at Section 91 for a photo op.
One such resident, Talya Bar-Lev, is quoted saying that on such a day she prefers not seeing Mr. Netanyahu and not speaking with him, for what she has to say will not be accepted warmly by him. “I simply don’t understand the hug our people give him, those who did not prevent the destruction, and I believe they could have, the destruction and the expulsion of my family and the others from Givat HaAvot.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)