Bennett: Gush Etzion Land Declaration ‘Answer to Terrorism’


naftali-bennettIsraeli Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi) has said that the Israeli decision to declare 1,000 acres in the community of Gvaot, part of the Judean region of Gush Etzion, as state land is “an answer to terrorism.”

Before the escalation of this summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas, Israeli teens Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaer were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas near the area.

However, the U.S. government issued a statement opposing the decision. “This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes… is counterproductive to Israel’s stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians,” a US official told Reuters.

Bennett said that Israel “will move ahead.”

“We will continue to build our land…Hamas murders and we build,” Bennett said, according to Israel Hayom.


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  1. A leader of the Settlement movement told Hamodia about a year and half ago,that they are obviously fully aware that Bennet is putting on a superb rightist show for his nefarious ends,but
    when really push comes to shove…

    Did he reign them in,or will they stand up to him in the moment of crisis?

  2. The US & Great Britain have many worries but the 1000 acres by Gush Etzion tops it all.
    In 1944 the Nazis were losing the war, but the trains to Auschwitz got priority over their war effort.

  3. What I question about Mr. Bennett is his understanding of the jewish religion. The reality is that there is no “answer” to terrorism. Terrorism is not to be conquered, spit at or displaced. The only way to destroy terrorism is to keep Torah and to bring humanity to a higher level. Torah is perfect and that which we do Torah interests keeps our future in good hope. This may be a RESPONSE to terrorism but it is not the “Answer”. I think that we should be very careful with the liberty that men like Bennett take away by being less than complicit and more than commented.

    Overall, the answer to terror is just keeping Torah Values.

    Torah is not a conqueror and although our people do in fact in all ways have the rightful land claim to all of the land of the biblical Jewish world, we are not complicit until we try to make it seem like we are aspiring for a cause that is in remedy to the hate of the day. Torah is not a world leader. Torah is a world voice.

    G-d bless The Smiles of Torah Surgery in Heaven. They speak for humanity.

    G-d bless Israel and America.