IDF forces have impounded a number of vehicles belonging to the Homesh Yeshiva in Samaria which had been parked at "Yehuda's Junction," the junction at the entrance to the beleaguered community where Yehuda Dimentman was gunned down and killed in December.
The vehicles were towed away from a parking area near the barrier at the entrance to Homesh, where, just a few days ago, terrorists shot at IDF soldiers. Gen. Ro'i Zveig of the Shomron battalion was present as the vehicles were removed. A young yeshiva student who saw what was happening and shouted in protest was detained for questioning.
In response to the incident, the Homesh Yeshiva issued a statement, saying: "Unfortunately, following the murder of Yehuda Dimentman Hy"d, the government has decided to harass the yeshiva and the community of Homesh, as happened again today. This is harassment pure and simple with the impounding of vehicles belonging to the yeshiva, vehicles that were removed from the very spot where, a few days ago, terrorists made another attempt to murder and injure IDF soldiers.
"This government is submitting to terrorism in Homesh, and we hope that Homesh will not appear on the list of concessions granted by the government to [US President Joe] Biden. The yeshiva has been operating in Homesh for 15 years, and the more they torment us, the greater we grow and the more we will flourish."
Just a few weeks ago, the IDF impounded other vehicles belonging to yeshiva staff, following which a court determined that the vehicles must be returned to their owners as the IDF and Israel Police lacked the authority to retain them.
Just a few days ago, around 150 people toured Homesh as part of a visit organized by the Noam-Tzivya educational institutions. The heads of the institutions met with Rabbi Elishama Cohen, the rabbi of the Homesh Yeshiva, as well as with yeshiva students and staff, and were given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the strategic importance of the location for Jewish settlement in the region.