Disengagement Tidbits

Three senior Roshei Yeshiva of Yeshiva University announced yesterday, "The Israeli Disengagement plan undermines the U.S.

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War on Terror and increases the dangers to all those living in Israel. We therefore urge President Bush and Prime Minister Sharon to abandon this plan." The declaration was signed by Rabbis Hershel Schachter, Moshe Dovid Tendler and Hershel Reichman...

Israel's Prison Service (IPS) has prepared 900 places to imprison anti-expulsion demonstrators in the Maasiyahu prison in Ramle and the Dekel prison in Be'er Sheva. The IPS is considering opening a nursery school for children whose parents might be arrested in the course of their efforts to stop the expulsion plan. Israeli law states that children under the age of two can be sent to jail to be with their parents if both parents have been imprisoned. The Justice Ministry has yet to determine what to do with children over the age of two...

IDF officers continue to resign rather than agree to take part in the disengagement/uprooting plan. An IDF officer from Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, of the Golani Brigade unit, requested to be released from military service rather than have to carry out orders resulting in the forced removal of Jews from their homes in the Land of Israel. Another officer, Moshe N. of Kiryat Arba, was removed from his Golani position last week for similar reasons. The "Jewish Heart" center says it receives some 40 calls a day from soldiers who have refused to respond to reserve call-up orders, and who request advice as to how to proceed...




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