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        1/13/2014, Shevat 12, 5774

      Rabbi Wolpe: Sharon Destroyed Homes and Families

      Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe, chairman of the Our Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael Shelanu) movement, commented on Sunday evening on the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

      "Sharon will be remembered in Israel's history as the one who caused a Hamas takeover of Gaza and for rockets to be fired on central Israel,” he said. “He is the only leader who enlisted the Israel Defense Forces for his political needs and who destroyed the faith of soldiers in the righteousness of their war against the enemy. He is the man who will be remembered in our history as the one who destroyed the lives of thousands of families whom he expelled from their homes, removed dozens of dead from their graves and caused the burning of synagogues and yeshivot.”