by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Migron is a biblical village north of Jerusalem. It was the home base of King Saul, as mentioned in Samuel I. Today it’s a long term existing Jewish village in the West Bank that’s under threat of forced expulsion due to some legal manipulations by Euro-funded NGO’s and left wing aspects of the Israeli government and system.
Contributor Dov bar Leib invited me to the West Bank today to see Migron first hand, as well as the alternate uncompleted site they intend to expel the families to.
Two points I want to emphasize.
First, why are they doing this? How’s it worked out so far? Every expulsion has led to INCREASED attacks, INCREASED terrorism, INCREASED threats, increasing confidence in a terrorist enemy who simply wants to kill Jews. The wonderful holy Jews who choose to dedicate themselves to G-d’s gift of the Land of Israel voluntarily choose to accept the risks and act as a buffer between the barbarians and civilized Israel.
Remove that buffer and you have today’s news report of the children of Sderot and Ashkelon running from the school yard to bomb shelters from Gazan Arab “peace rockets” on their first day of school (report here – Hebrew).
Second, the new location selected is unlike the old one which is on an empty hilltop, the new one is right off a highway junction, NOT exactly a safe location in the West Bank (any Arab car could stop and open up with automatic weapons, spraying the whole neighborhood - and these "houses" are pre-fab caravan construction). EVERY Jewish town in the West Bank is on a hilltop, distant from travelled roads and with a major security perimeter. But not new "lower Migron".
I respect that some portion of the government is trying to do something to make sure these people don’t end up on the street. But there’s no comparison between being at a biblical ancient Jewish location and being stuffed in a corner at a highway intersection.
Here’s the video… (direct video link here)