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IsraelNN.com: Beit El Gets New Land
The town of Beit El has new land added to its territory as part of the deal for the peaceful demolition of homes a month earlier.
Maayana Miskin, August 2, 2012
Preparing ground at Beit El base. Preparing ground at Beit El base. Arutz Sheva The Central District Commander signed Thursday on documents adding new land to the town of Beit El. The town, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem, now includes land previously used for a Border Police base.
The new land was promised several weeks ago in exchange for the peaceful eviction of families from several homes in the Ulpana neighborhood. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the families that if they agreed to leave, the government would allow hundreds of homes to be built in place of those that were demolished. Most of the new homes are to be built on the former base. (cont.)
So, Beth-El received some new land.
Whenever our lovely Israeli government ever gives up land, it sends a very powerful message to the Arabs, to exile-minded Jews, and to everyone else in the world.
The message is simply this, that Land of Israel is negotiable.
However, it is not.
The Land of Israel is not ours to sell, to give away, to chop up, or to raffle off to the highest bidder (ie. the Christians).
This is just another example of the Israeli government's desire to please the goyim, the so-called International Community, and ignore the wishes of its own citizens, let alone The Holy One, Blessed Be He.
Taking a piece of Land which the government already had firm possession of, to replace the loss, does not made up for the grave aveirah (Torah transgression). Far from it.
And the icing on cake?
Some of those evicted refused to leave their homes despite the agreement between Beit El leaders and the government. Others remained optimistic despite the expulsion. A mental health expert found that children were traumatized in either case.Duh.