Homesh First


Homesh First

Homesh First is a grassroots organization attempting to rebuild and resettle the Jewish community of Homesh. [http://www.ourjerusalem.com/news/story/idf-and-police-invited-to-rectify-disengagement-misdeeds.html Our Jerusalem.com] March 25, 2007 "IDF and Police Invited to Rectify Disengagement Misdeeds" by Ezra HaLevi of Arutz Sheva]

History

Homesh First was formed after the homes of the Jewish residents of Homesh were razed and Jewish community was evicted as part of Israel's disengagement in August 2005. [ [http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2987468&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 ABC News] dead link] The Christian Science Monitor quoted Yossi Dagan, the future leader of Homesh First, warning that by these actions, "You'll be creating a terror state that would threaten most of the country with Qassam [missiles] ." [ [http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0712/p06s01-wome.html Christian Science Monitor] 12 July 2005 "New arrivals fight West Bank plan" By Joshua Mitnick]

Civil disobedience campaigns

Homesh First organized the 2007 Yom Ha'atzmaut march to Homesh. This march attracted several thousand people. [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/870283.html Ha'aretz] 13 June 2007 "Homesh marchers dance like it's Independence Day" By Nadav Shragai] For the 2007 observance of Sukkot, Homesh First has announced that it was organizing, “a mass pilgrimage to the site of the former West Bank settlement of Homesh.” [ [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3451416,00.html Ynet news] 19 September 2007 "Homesh First plans 'mass pilgrimage' to former West Bank settlement on Sukkot"] The Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli police have evacuated Homesh First activists from Homesh on many occasions. Homesh Firsters flee into nearby hills and caves to wait for the security forces to leave and at other times they obediently leave and only to return later. [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1009413.html Ha'aretz] 8 August 2008 "Yearning to return home to Homesh" By Nadav Shragai]

Homesh Knesset caucus

In August 2007, a 10 member Homesh Knesset caucus met for the first time. This group is headed by MK Aryeh Eldad. The caucus’s mandate is to work to promote the reestablishment of Homesh - as a first step towards the return to all the places from which Jews were expelled during the Disengagement Plan of 2005. The group will work to build the legitimacy of the Homesh First group and support the resettlement of northwestern Shomron. Yossi Dagan, the leader of Homesh First, said that this achievement is a “significant milestone towards the return to Homesh.” [ [http://www.ourjerusalem.com/news/story/two-years-after-disengagement-yeshiva-opens-in-homesh.html Our Jerusalem] 20 August 2007 "Two Years After Disengagement: Yeshiva Opens in Homesh" by Hillel Fendel] In September 2007, the Knesset's Homesh caucus canceled their planned trip to Homesh due to the army having banned reporters from joining them. MK Arye Eldad argued with the IDF in an attempt to enter Homesh with reporters. He was accompanied by MK Uri Ariel and MK Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. These three MKs are from the 10 member caucus created in August. The three had planned to visit Homesh to visit with dozens of grassroots activists from Homesh First who are camped out at Homesh. [ [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411423270&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Jpost] 17 September 2007 "MK lobby protests press ban on Homesh" By Tovah Lazaroff]

Footnotes

ee also

* Hafrada
* Realignment plan
* Samaria
* Shomron Regional Council

External links

* [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/904415.html IDF permits MKs to enter ex-W. Bank settlement, but not the media]
* [http://unitedjerusalem.com/index2.asp?id=968580 Police Evict Dozens from Homesh During Holiday]
* [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411423270&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull MK lobby protests press ban on Homesh]
* [http://www.ourjerusalem.com/news/story/two-years-after-disengagement-yeshiva-opens-in-homesh.html Two Years After Disengagement: Yeshiva Opens in Homesh]
* [http://www.ourjerusalem.com/news/story/shuli-har-melekh-remembered-as-homesh-celebrates-revival.html Shuli Har-Melekh Remembered as Homesh Celebrates Revival]


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