Security forces set to evacuate activists from ruins of settlement razed in Disengagement

Most of the some 250 activists are members of 20 families who use to live in Sa-Nur settlement that are calling on the government to allow them to return.

July 28, 2015 15:16

Activists that have returned to ruins of Sa-Nur settlement in Samaria which was razed during 2005 disengagement. (photo credit: HONENU)

Security forces are set to evacuate some 250 activists from the ruins of the former settlement of Sa-Nur, one of four North Samaria communities that were destroyed ten years ago during the 2005 Disengagement.

Most of them are members of 20 families who use to live in the settlement and have now called on the government to allow them to return.

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Israel completely withdrew from Gaza in 2005 making it impossible for its former Jewish residents to return. But it still retains military control over Samaria, thereby making it possible for the communities there to be rebuilt, should the government decide to do so.

The Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria as well as a number of Likud politicians, including Social Welfare Minister Haim Katz spoke in solidarity with the families, as they called for the government to allow Israelis to return to these four communities.

“Now that ten years have passed since the expulsion, we have to admit that it was a mistake,” Katz said.

He called on the government to recognize the return of families to Sa-Nur as the start of renewing and rebuilding the settlement there.

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