Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon spoke at a ceremony at Homesh in Samaria dedicated to the renewal of the community, in 2005 the Disengagement plan resulted in the removal of the Jewish community of Gaza and four communities in northern Samaria including Homesh. Thousands are attending the event on the ruins of the former Homesh town.
"Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria significantly strengthen the security of the State of Israel," Danon declared. "We left Gaza and got a 'Hamastan.' We can not afford to repeat such mistakes in Judea and Samaria," Danon told the crowd.