Settlers call for a return to demolished Homesh

April 9, 2012 19:27


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Calling on the government to rebuild the demolished Homesh settlement, the Samaria Regional Council and the Samaria Citizen's Council have planned a festive Passover event amidst its ruins on Tuesday.

Israel demolished Homesh in 2005, along with three other Samaria settlements — Sa-Nur, Gadim and Kadim — at the same time that it razed 21 Gaza settlements.

But although Israel relinquished control of Gaza to the Palestinians, it maintained military control of the area where the four Samaria settlements were located.

Settlers have since made numerous calls for the government to rebuild the four hilltop communities; but they have focused in specific on Homesh. Many festive events have been held there.

"Passover is an opportunity for thousands of Jews, who are connected to the land of Israel, to demand that we return to Homesh," said Samaria Citizen's Committee Chairman Benny Katzover.

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