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Ghajar Arabs Prefer Israeli Sovereignty Over Hellzbollah

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 13, 2009


Imagine that.

Following are some excepts from “US Pressures Israel to Leave Ghajar” by Hana Levi Julian of Israel National News/Arutz Sheva, along with a few of my observations and my emphases. — Ellie Katz

(IsraelNN.com) According to a highly-placed U.S. official, Washington is pressuring Israel to withdraw from – and thus divide – the village of Ghajar, which straddles Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity (smart — Ellie Katz) in an interview published Saturday in the pan-Arab daily Al Hayat newspaper. He said the U.S. was “exerting diplomatic efforts to pressure Israel into pulling out of the northern side of the village.”

The source said Washington was urging Israel to withdraw from the village “and other controversial areas” so that Hizbullah would no longer have any excuse to keep its weapons.

Washington actually thinks that Hellzbollah would disarm and, then what? Go into the flower growing business? — Ellie Katz

However, the residents of Ghajar, all of whom hold Israeli citizenship, are not cooperating with the plan, and several Israeli Knesset Members are fighting it as well.

Residents Protest the Plan

On Friday, the residents of Ghajar held a demonstration to protest any plan to divide the village. The head of the Ghajar municipal council, Ahmed Fatli told Arutz Sheva that the village has been part of the State of Israel since 1967, and that any change in that situation would be completely unjust.

“We were a Syrian village that was conquered by Israel,” he said. “We have in the village 2,200 people, and we are part of the State of Israel. We won’t agree to be refugees in any other place, and we won’t allow anyone to divide our village into two parts, either.”

Another spokesman, Najib Khatib, told the AFP news agency that the vast majority of the residents participated in the protest. “We would be like refugees in Lebanon,” he said, explaining that the plan to divide the village would leave 1,700 people living in Lebanon, with which they have no connection, and 500 villagers in Israel.

In 1967, Ghajar was part of the Golan Heights that was taken from Syria by Israel during the Six Day War.

Last month, Knesset Member Ayoud Kara (Likud), another member of northern Israel’s Druze community, vowed to “fight with my last drop of blood” against any plan to hand the village over to the control of the United Nations and Hizbullah terrorists who control southern Lebanon.

Note to Washington DC: Pay attention to these words. Use some common sense, some discernment. Understand the subtleties here. These people are in the sort of situation where they must protest against the “occupation” by Israel approximately once a year, otherwise they endanger their families in Syria. Why? Because the opthamologist is a monster, and so was his father.

I guess the Arabs of Ghajar don’t like the idea of having red hot irons rammed up their privates (Hafez Assad, source: Jerusalem Post, hard copy years ago before the internet. I threw it away in disgust…) or their little girls being s.l.o.w.l.y pulled apart by cars because Hellzbollah doesn’t think the family is loyal enough, or their sons being burned alive by Hellzbollah animals because one of the “boyz” is lusting after his fiance. Source Here

I know, it’s hard to be President. — Ellie Katz

Click here to read more at Arutz Sheva

From Glezele VayneFormerly “Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz”

One Response to “Ghajar Arabs Prefer Israeli Sovereignty Over Hellzbollah”

  1. I admit, I have not been on this webpage in a long time… however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues.

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