Unprecedented IDF Mutiny at Kotel
Parents of soldiers also raised similar signs at the same moment.
The anger and frustration within the ranks of the Shimshon soldiers and their families reached a boiling point after the battalion carried out numerous evictions at Homesh – a Shomron (Samaria) community that was razed in the "Disengagement".
Just as the Kfir Regiment Commander began his speech at the ceremony, soldiers from the battalion and raised two large signs against the evictions. Similar signs were raised by the soldiers' relatives in the audience. The "Disengagement" carried out in 2005 by the government of now-comatose Ariel Sharon included the destruction of all Jewish communities in Gaza. It was carried out in the hope of bringing about peace with the Arabs. However, no peace has materialized, and Jewish activists have been persistent in their attempts to return to Homesh. The military, on its side, has been evicting these Jews from the ruins time and time again – sometimes in a violent manner, and often on the Jewish Sabbath.
Col. Oren Abman / Israel news photo: Kfir amuta website
IDF officials warned Friday that the soldiers could face expulsion from Shimshon for their actions. "This was a shameful and anomalous breach of IDF discipline," a spokesman said. "Kfir Regiment Commander Colonel Oren Abman will consider terminating their service in the regiment.
And the SLIME's response....
Livni to Rabbis: Condemn Soldier Protest and Refusal
(Israelnationalnews.com) Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni said on Sunday that rabbis have to condemn demonstrations like last Thursday's waving of a banner that read "The Shimshon brigade will not uproot Homesh" by soldiers at their swearing-in ceremony. Speaking during a Kadima Knesset faction tour of Nitzan, which houses those uprooted from Gaza in 2005, the party chairwoman said, "In a democratic society, there is leadership, which makes the decisions, and there's an army which has to execute them. It's impossible to turn the army into a political arena and give legitimacy to a soldier to express his political views and enable soldiers to refuse orders."
Livni added, "A state of Israel which defends itself cannot allow itself to accept such manifestations."
.... The same slime that said this:
Livni: No Regrets on Disengagement
Two Soldiers Who Held Up Signs Get 20 Days' Jail
"The soldiers have been demoralized for a long time after IDF officers incite them against their brothers in Shomron (Samaria), forbid them from being guests in their homes and dining there on Sabbaths... They enlisted in order to fight the Arab enemy... instead they are taken on actions against Jews throughout Shomron.”
The action by the soldiers took place at the swearing-in ceremony of Shimshon Battalion soldiers at the Kotel . Immediately after being sworn in, some of the soldiers raised large signs which said “Shimshon Battalion does not carry out evictions at Homesh.”
Jewish activists have been persistent in their attempts to return to Homesh since it was razed in the 2005 “Disengagement.” The military, on its side, has been evicting these Jews from the ruins time and time again – sometimes in a violent manner, and often on the Jewish Sabbath.