עוז וגאו"ן - מסכמים שבועיים ונערכים להמשך
צפו בסרטון חדש המסכם את השבועיים הראשונים בהיאחזות 'עוז וגאו"ן' שהוקמה לזכר הנערים שנחטפו ונרצחו.
Arutz 7 by Shimon Cohen http://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/279948
A new film summarizes the first two weeks of holding on the "Oz and Ga'on" hill, which was established in memory of the three youths who were abducted and murdered. "The creation of a Jewish presence on this hill completes the military attack directed at the terror."
At the hill called 'Oz and Ga'on', that was established near the place where the three youths were abducted, two weeks of activity and clinging to the land are summarized in a new film, produced in response to the murder and abduction of the three youths Gil-ad, Ayal and Naftali, may G-d avenge their blood.
The Women in Green movement, which initiated and organizes the establishment of this new center of Jewish life, see in the process a necessary and appropriate complement to the military action in the Gaza Strip against the Hamas terror centers. "Zionism's answer to Arab terror has always been a combination of security and settlement-oriented steps, they say.
"The eyes of all the People are directed toward the security front. In our hearts, we all pray that the government will make the right decisions in order to restore Israel's deterrence, which has been eroded as a result of continued restraint, in the area of defense as well as in settlement – two sides of the same coin", say the heads of Women in Green, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, and add that "our nation's security extends to the farthest plowed row of the field, in the past, today and in the future. Therefore we continue to cling tightly to the new hilltop and call on you to continue coming to demonstrate a massive Jewish presence at the site that was established in the name of our three sons, Gil-ad, Ayal and Naftali, may G-d avenge their blood".
It should be noted that the Jewish presence on the hill was established as a joint project between Women in Green and the Zionist Midrasha, a body that operates both in Israel and in the former Soviet Union to train youths for aliyah (immigration) to the Land of Israel and to instill knowledge of Jewish heritage. The people from the Midrasha take a central part in running the site and staying there. The Oz veGaon site represents a significant strengthening of security in the area and integrates settlement, acclimation and immigration.
Katsover and Matar note that since they have gone up on the hill, the Arabs of nearby Beit Fajjar watch them and "read them", in their words. "They watch us to see whether our spirits have fallen, or perhaps the people's spirit is rising. And by the number of visitors per hour who come to the site it is clear to all of us that our spirit is strong and even gaining in strength".
It should be noted that in the days that have passed since the night in which the murder of the three youths became known, activists from Women in Green and the Zionist Midrasha immediately came up to the Hill, and with the help of supporters from surrounding communities and from all over Israel and abroad, made improvements at the site, weeding the area and preparing it for the waves of visitors who came and are still expected to arrive. Among other things, the supporters' donations were used to purchase a metal door and metal windows for the Forester's House that is located at the site, a building that serves the inhabitants of the place as a bomb shelter during security alerts, among other things. Families can come for picnics, enjoy the pioneering Zionist atmosphere and even take part in the various types of work necessary to prepare the area", the organizers note.
Many youths volunteer to work restoring the site, weeding out the thistles, building and painting equipment such as benches, tables, the wooden shelter, and more. It should be noted that the first accomplishment that was achieved by the "Giv'at Oz and Ga'on" outpost is a significant increase in Jewish presence in the area of Gush Etzion Junction-Migdal Oz South, which has suffered from repeated harassment by the Arabs of nearby Beit Fajjar, say Katsover and Matar.
Mayors of Gush Etsion, Efrat and Southern Hebron hills came already on the very first days to show support, as did Knesset members Shuli Muallem and Orit Struck who promised to support and help turn the place in a tourist center.
Link to the movie in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzR1HLHalis
Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818 Nadia Matar 050-5500834
The Movement for Israel's Tomorrow
(Women in Green) www.womeningreen.org
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