נוטעים לפני הכרעה בבית המשפט
ימים לפני דיון משפטי גורלי שיכריע אם תעקור המדינה נטיעות ועצים שנטעו יהודים בנצר שבגוש עציון יתקיים מבצע נטיעות מיוחד.
Plantings in Netzer before the court decision
translation of Arutz 7 Hebrew article by Benny Moshe
The Women in Green movement is conducting a special plantings project in honor of Tu Bishvat, and in advance of the court hearing that will decide whether the State of Israel will capitulate to the dictates of the left and uproot the trees planted at Netzer
The military court in the Ofer Camp will shortly conduct a hearing which will decide the future of the plantings by Jews on the Netzer hill in Gush Etzion.
The Women in Green movement, that is the moving force behind the plantings conducted at Netzer in the past few years, is "apprehensive of the State of Israel's capitulation to the dictates of the left and the Arabs and to international pressures, a surrender that will lead, Heaven forbid, to the decision to uproot the saplings planted at the site."
In advance of the hearing that will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013, the leaders of Women in Green, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, call upon the supporters of the movement and the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria to participate in the special planting that will take place tomorrow, Friday, in honor of Tu Bishvat.
"We will come to plant, and to show our love of this land and our adherence to its soil," Katsover and Matar declare, and note the commitment of the people in Israel to the historical mandate to conquer the land, plant in it, and settle it.
Davidi Perl, the head of the Gus Etzion Regional Council, and Rabbi Gideon Perl, the Gush Etzion regional rabbi, will participate in the event.
Katsover and Matar also relate to the election results, which they view as a blow to the national camp, albeit not a severe one. "The election results were received painfully. The national camp took a hit, not a light one, to its right shoulder, and we must engage in serious thought. But in the past, too, the national camp suffered serious blows - Oslo and its consequences, the expulsion, Amona, and we always knew how to continue to move forward."
They assert that there is a direct connection between the election results and the continued momentum of plantings in Gush Etzion, and in all of Judea and Samaria. "It will be more difficult and more challenging. We will have to make a strong uphill jump, while taking account of the new constellation that has come into being. We call upon the people in Israel to participate in the plantings event. Keeping hold of the land expresses our perfect faith in the people of Israel and in the Eternal One of Israel."
Yehudit Katsover - 050-7161818, Nadia Matar - 050-5500834