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Video: Victory at Shdema

After 5 years of a tenacious struggle led by Women in Green – a Jewish community is born at Shedema.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/10/2013, 3:43 PM

Hundreds of participants, from the supporters of the settlement enterprise from throughout all Israel, were present Friday morning, Rosh Hodesh Heshvan, at the impressive and moving ceremony in which a mezuzah was affixed to the Eretz Israel cultural structure at Shdema in eastern Gush Etzion.

The Deputy Minister of Religious Services, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, spoke at the ceremony in which a mezuzah was affixed to the cultural building in the Shdema base that was restored to Jewish hands.

"Shdema will be a flourishing community. There will be no other sovereignty in Eretz Israel other than that of the State of Israel," to a round of applause.

The event marked five years of struggle by Jewish activists against anarchists and left-wing extremists,as well as past plans of the government to hand over control of the area to the Palestinian Authority.

The tenacious struggle was led by Women in Green, headed by Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover.