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  4/25/2014, Nissan 25, 5774

Samarian Rabbi Calls on IDF to Leave Yitzhar Yeshiva


Samarian (Shomron) Regional Council Rabbi Elyakim Levanon called on the Israel Defense Forces, Friday, to end their occupation of the Od Yoseph Hai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, which was taken over following the civilian razing of an IDF outpost in response to the demolition of four homes in the community.

Interviewed by Arutz Sheva following a visit of support, this week for Yitzhar Rabbi David Dudkevich, Rabbi Levanon said the Torah bans harming the IDF, its soldiers and property. At the same time, he said, the military should not enter Jewish institutions, just as it shouldn't enter non-Jewish institutions, explaining that the takeover was not the way to deal with alleged behavior there, even if proven to be true.