Evacuation of Amona, once site of settlers’ bloody stand, stirs fears of violent repeat



The Times of Israel: “By December 25, the entire Amona outpost is slated for evacuation, in accordance with a High Court ruling that found the settlement had been built on private Palestinian land.

Though some lawmakers say they’re still working toward a plan to save the settlement, most have resigned themselves to the fact that Amona will come down. The approximately 40 families living there in caravans — essentially immobile trailers — will be forced to leave and resettle elsewhere.”


Opinion: Newsflash: In the 1967 war, Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. The Arab world was once again soundly defeated in 6 days and they have never lived it down.

But Amona, like dozens of tiny towns, is in the West Bank and considered illegal by liberal progressives who want all land conquered in the 1967 war given to Arabs who have absolutely no right to that land.

The Ottoman Empire sided with Germany in World War I and subsequently collapsed; the land was to be divided up by the allies. The West Bank (Judea and Samaria) was part of the original land grant given to the Jewish people in the Balfour Letter of 1917.

There were approximately 5-700,00 Arabs, mostly Jordanians (some Egyptian), who had migrated to the area looking for work. None of those people had roots for more than a few years and therefore were not considered refugees under the UN definition.

To remedy the problem in favor of the Arabs, the UN created UNRWA in 1949 and changed the definition of refugee:

In doing research for her 1984 book originally supporting Arab rights to the land of Israel, From Time Immemorial author Joan Peters, found a nagging discrepancy between the standard definition of a refugee and the definition used only for the Palestinian Arabs. Historically, a refugee is someone forced to leave a permanent or habitual home. For the Palestinian Arabs only, the definition is changed from “permanent” or “habitual” to a two-year occupancy: ” persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.”

Peters’ research of the facts led her to support the state of Israel.

In 1921 Jordan was carved out of the Israeli land grant as a home for Arabs. Jordan still refuses to grant citizenship to those so-called refugees and yet those Arabs without a homeland, are somehow considered rightful owners of the West Bank land.

Amona appears destined to be another Gaza. Rightful Jewish citizens will be ripped from their homes in exchange for a peace that will not come.

Obama will be very happy but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will not.

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