Letter and gifts to children who suffered Arab lynch attempt

Foreign residents tell Yitzhar children: Continue to travel in your country, without fear.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The children who were lynched
The children who were lynched
Yoni Kempinski

Supporters of Israel from around the globe sent a letter and gifts to the Yitzhar children ambushed in an attemped lynch by a mob of local Arabs while the youngsters were on a bar mitzvah hike.

Last month 25 children and two adults were taking part in a hike in Samaria when they were attacked by a mob of local Arabs who shouted and threw stones at them. The group was forced to take refuge along the steep cliffs nearby, thus facing danger to their lives both from the rocks thrown at them and the dangerous terrain. They were able to find shelter in a nearby cave.

The letter the children received on Wednesday, was full of support and encouragement, with supporters expressing their love for Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria and their hope that the children "continue to travel throughout the Land without fear."

"We were happy to hear that everyone returned home safely," the supporters wrote, "and we hope that you remain upbeat, encouraged, and continue to hike throughout the many trails in Israel without fear. We support you and see in you a future generation that will maintain the safety and security of Israel."

"We bless you with much success in your studies, continued friendship, and hope that you continue to serve as examples of builders of Israel. We support your continued possession of this beautiful and important land. This is where the Tabernacle stood in Shiloh, where King David walked, and where the Maccabees fought the Greek armies in those days and so too in our times."

The signatories reside in twelve different countries around the world, including Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Finland, Singapore, Canada and the USA. Active in the "Lev Haolam" (Heart of the World) organization, they purchased presents for the group of children, including halva snacks from Barkan, chocolate coins from Hevron, fabrics, and more, showing solidarity with the settlers.

Lev Haolam fights against the international boycott of products from Judea and Samaria.

Florida residents Bonny and Neil Weinrab, two of the letter's signatories and Lev Haolam activists, commented, "We want the kids to know that we support them, and that we pray that God will protect them and all the courageous people that protect the Land of Israel for the all the Jews across the world."

Lev Haolam founder attorney Nati Rom stated, "Citizens from across the world and supporters of Israel, decided to express their support for the children who were attacked; and to strengthen them to continue settlement of the Land of Israel."

"I bless those who sent the letter and on the purchasing of present for the children. The attackers, the BDS, and the supporters of the boycott of Judea and Samaria products, all share the same mission, which is the annihilation of the State of Israel, and specifically the inquisition of Jews from this wonderful piece of land (i.e. Judea and Samaria).

"As stated in the letter, this is the place where the Jewish nation began to live as a nation, in the Land of Israel, and it’s the place where the Maccabees fought for their right to live as Jews in their land. And as in days past, so too in the present, the settler's stand strong for their right to the Land.

"Even though many efforts against the 'settlements' exist, they will continue to grow."