Skip to comments.Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports.
The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence.
The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself.
The army is obligated to protect the junctions, and the brigade commander promised to do so, said Motti Yogev, deputy head of the Binyamin Regional Council. That is the armys job, and I hope it will take full responsibility for it.
But in the meantime, Binyamin-area Jews cannot afford to wait, residents said. We arent going to gamble our lives or our families lives, said Viki Ezra of Dolev. As long as the Binyamin region commander isnt prepared to handle this mission, we will do it voluntarily.
He suggested that similar groups be set up elsewhere in Judea and Samaria.
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Will they also protect Palestinians from attacks by radical “settlers” as the IDF would do?
The IDF, Mishtara, Magav can handle the roughing up teenage girls over graffiti in an Arab shop. They make sure to not neglect essentials./s