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Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan (C) during a protest outside Prime Minister Bennett’s office with Homesh Roshe Yeshiva Rabbi Elishama HaCohen (L) and Rabbi Mordechai Dimentman, January 6, 2022.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan erected a protest tent outside Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office in Jerusalem on Thursday morning, to convey the message of the rage of Homesh residents whose homes were demolished days later. that one of their young men was murdered by Arab terrorists. Rabbi Mordechai Dimentman, the father of terror attack victim Yehuda Dimentman H’yd, has announced that he will join the fight and is expected to be joined by seven Rosh yeshivas from Judea and Samaria who will issue their own statement of protest.

Dagan announced a series of measures that will be implemented against the government:

We came here, in a protest camp in front of the Prime Minister’s office, in front of Naftali Bennett, in front of this whole government, and we are going to sit here in the rain, in the cold of Jerusalem, because there is an injustice here that no honest person, right or left, can ignore.
The Bennett government has lost its compass, it’s lost it in Samaria, it’s lost it in the Negev, and there’s a direct line between the fact that the day this government passed an outrageous law that allowed electricity illegal Bedouin outposts taking over Negev lands, and the fact that that same day this government cut off the electricity to the Homesh Yeshiva.
Bennett’s Electricity Government surrenders the Negev to the Bedouins, and Bennett’s Electricity Government cuts power and demolishes homes in Homesh.
In all my years in Samaria, I have not seen a situation where, after a terrorist attack, the government’s response is to attack the victims, to fight the friends of the murdered victim. We have never seen before the government’s response to murder is to reward the murderer, reward terrorism. The terrorists came to assassinate Yehuda H’yd so that there would be no more Jews in Homesh, and the government in response to this murder is ensuring that there are no more Jews in Homesh.
I hereby inform Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and all members of his government that starting on Sunday from here in this protest camp there will arise a series of demonstrations from across the national camp against the government, against anarchy in Samaria and the Negev. The national camp has come out of its silence.
Call Premier Bennett, time to correct. We are here, and behind us are hundreds of thousands of supporters who are citizens of the State of Israel, and I demand that the government and the Prime Minister come to their senses, and if you don’t, we will demonstrate until until this government is replaced.

Rabbi Mordechai Dimentman said:

I want to share with you the feeling of my family. Each new act of destruction in Homesh deepens our wound. These demolitions are not carried out by Turks or by the British, but by our own brothers. And it hurts even more: the nation of Israel is not 120 years old. The nation of Israel is 3,000 years old. The people of Israel marched to Homesh and throughout Judea and Samaria. The Bible is our act on this earth. Yehuda left us a testament written in blood. Our souls remain stirred as the terrorist’s mother gloats over her son’s actions. Did you murder and then inherit your victim?
We want a Zionist educational response. We will not remain silent until Yeshiva Homseh is rebuilt. I call on all who identify with us to come out and support us in the war for the liberation of Homesh. I call on all our supporters to come and cooperate with us and it will be a great consolation for the family.

Rosh Yeshivat Homesh Rabbi Elishama HaCohen said:

Three weeks ago we lost a dear student. One of the best young men who don’t care about the rain or the cold but just focus on diligently studying Torah in a place they love and stick with. We have seen how great the support movement behind us is. Tens of thousands of residents of Israel. At Yeshivat Homesh, we have been operating for 15 years. We are not looking for quarrels and fights. We want Homesh first, we want northern Samaria. No one can cut short this dream, not after we have offered a communal sacrifice to redeem it.
We expect the Israeli government not to get carried away and to know how to stand behind us and not reward the assassins of Yehuda. We join the leader of the Council of Samaria Yossi Dagan who is a true partner, and announce here: Yeshivat Homesh will exist forever.

Elna M. Lemons