Monday, June 01, 2009

Thinking Outside The Box And Outside the Borders

Shomron Regional Council head Gershon Mesika sent a letter to the defense establishment on Monday morning, offering to accommodate citizens at settlements in the event of a missile attack on Israel.

The Shomron Regional Council has been working on this plan for about three months, focusing on the offer to take in more than half a million people evacuated from all over the country in case of a war and a state of emergency.

The settlers plan to accommodate the evacuees in public buildings in the settlements, in family homes and in a "tent city" which will be built in outposts. According to the plan's initiators, the likelihood that the Samaria area will be attacked is low due to its proximity to the Palestinian population, among other things.

Council head Mesika believes that the Samaria area must not be evacuated, as it is vital for the State's security.

"In addition to our natural right over the Land of Israel, the Samaria area is vital for the State from a security aspect, particularly in the face of the firing of unconventional missiles," he said.


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