11 New Yesha Outposts 'in Defiance of International Pressure'
(Israelnationalnews.com) Nationalist activists in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) plan on establishing 11 new outposts on Monday and Tuesday this week. They say the move is in defiance of international pressure to freeze construction in Yesha, and hearkens to Zionist history in 1946, when Jews set up 11 outposts in the Negev in defiance of the British Mandate.
"The nations of the world don't want us here," say flyers publicizing the 11 new outposts. "We will answer by strengthening our ties to the Land of Israel and building new communities." The flyers urge activists to participate in founding the new neighborhoods.
The 11 new neighborhoods are to be established as follows:
Inbalim (Bells)– next to Maaleh Michmash in Binyamin
Oz Yonatan (Jonathan's Might)– near Kochav Yaakov in Binyamin
Givat Egoz (Nut Hill) – near Talmon in Binyamin
Tzurya (The Rock of G-d) – near Avnei Hefetz in Samaria
Mitzpe Avichai (Avichai's Lookout) – near Kiryat Arba/Hevron
Netzer (Stem) – near Efrat in Gush Etzion
Reches Sela (Boulder Cliff) – south of Shechem in Samaria
Gat Yosef (Joseph's Winepress) – south of Shechem in Samaria
Nofei Yarden (Jordan Horizons) – near Shilo in Samaria
Maalot Hevron (Hevron Heights) – near Hevron
Havat HaRo'im (Shepherds' Farm) – near Susya in Judea
"We call on the entire public to come and support the new communities," said Daphna Ronen, a member of the Land of Israel Faithful, which is organizing the new outposts. "We are sending a strong message to the people of Israel and the people of the world that we love the land and we are here to stay." %ad%
The 11 outposts are meant to mirror the 11 Negev communities Zionist activists set up in 1946 in defiance of the British Mandate, which had recommended earlier in the year that most of the Negev be partitioned to an Arab state. Overnight, the activists managed to change the situation on the ground in the Negev, and the UN ultimately recommended in 1948 that the Negev be included as part of the Jewish state. Most of the 11 are now flourishing communities.
"Just as then, so it is now," the flyer reads. "Building new communities throughout Judea and Samaria is the only way we can return the State of Israel to being independent, flourishing and growing, protect our national interests, and stand up to international pressure."
Flyer for New Outposts
YEY FOR THE KIDS! G-D BLESS THESE GREAT YOUTH, WHO FEARLESSLY AND WITH GREAT FAITH CONFRONT THE EVIL PTB! I SEND YOU MY BLESSINGS, GREAT CHILDREN.
Police Evacuate as ‘11’ Outpost Operation Gets Underway
Av 6, 5769, 27 July 09 04:51
by Yehudah Lev Kay
(Israelnationalnews.com) Police and IDF forces evacuated 10 youth from the Netzer outpost in Gush Etzion Monday as activists throughout Judea and Samaria began an operation to establish 11 new outposts in defiance of international pressure.
At Netzer, which lies between Alon Shvut and Efrat, police and IDF forces came along with the regional commander, Eran Makov, to assure the 10 youth did not go through with their plans to build a structure at the site.
“They pushed us around a little bit, cursed at us,” said Yair, who was at the evacuation. “But they didn’t arrest any of us. We’re going back already to build again.”
At other outposts, the work proceeded more smoothly. Near Ma’ale Michmash, around 30 youth began to build a structure at the new Inbalim outpost, while at Tzuryah, near Avnei Hefetz, organizer Matanya said that hundreds of youth had shown up to build “in defiance of the Americans.”
The “11” outpost operation was conceived by the Land of Israel Faithful as an answer to international pressure on Israel not to build in Judea and Samaria. It was designed to mirror a similar operation in 1946, when Jewish Zionists built 11 new outposts in the Negev, leading the UN ultimately to recommend that the Negev become part of the Jewish state.
The rest of the modern 11 outposts will go up on Tuesday, the second day planned for the operation. In Oz Yonaton, near Kochav Yaakov, Michael said youth would add a second structure alongside the “Obama” hut, which they jokingly named for the U.S. President for “encouraging further settlement in Judea and Samaria.”
Another new outpost is going up Tuesday near Neriya with the name of Givat Egoz. Youth have inhabited the site for a half a year and police have yet to bother them. They say families are now interested in moving in.
“With G-d’s help we want to tell the whole world that they cannot tell us what or how to build,” said Rachel, the organizer at Givat Egoz. “This is our country, and no one else should interfere.”