Friday, July 29, 2005

We have won!

You might want to read the following piece. Very upbeat. Enjoy.

Dror Vanunu – Gush Katif

We won, because you [Ariel Sharon] supposed that 30% of us would stay until the last deadline, and we were more optimistic and hoped that at least 60% of us wouldn't leave. Now, one month before the planned expulsion only a few families left and with the new arrivals 130% residents live at this moment in Gush Katif!

We won, because you conspired with our Arab enemies and chose not to retaliate against the launching of mortar shells and kassam rockets which you hoped would break our spirit, but we continued our everyday routine with amazing faith seeing the greatest miracles daily!

We won, because you thought we are as corrupt as you are and that you could offer us money so we would forsake our ideals, but we proved to all that the values of truth are leading us and we never knocked on the doors of the Expulsion Administration (for compensation).

We won, because you exclaimed: "Who needs Gaza? Gaza does not belong to the Land of Israel", but the thousands who held hands on the human chain understood that Gaza is part of our Biblical heritage and that Gush Katif is the gateway to Jerusalem.

We won, because you hoped to see us taking apart our hothouses and uprooting in tears, but hundreds of farmers among us are hoping and planting with joy.

We won, because you believed that our villages, streets and houses would turn into ghost towns, but we built, enlarged our houses, water our lawns, and continue investing, and we never saw such intense days as these days.

We won, despite the wide disinformation and biased perspective of the media, because we met "face to face" with thousands of households countrywide, creating a wide circle of friends around us.

We won, because you were so sure that the disengagement would be over so easily, but didn’t expect the country to become so ‘orange’.

We won, because you thought that brainwashing the soldiers would shut their hearts and that the IDF would become a tool of you and the corrupt thugs that surround you. Instead, the wave of refusals to obey orders is flushing the army ranks and proves that the simple soldier is wiser than his commander.

You might finally succeed in expelling us from our homes and turning us into refugees, though your threats and provocations have failed, but it will be by unprecedented violence.

It won’t help because WE WON.

The spirit of Emunah, the Mesirut Nefesh (determination) and the truth of Gush Katif will forever overcome the soulless bulldozer that revealed his monstrous lack of spirit and faith.

Dror Vanunu

Israel: Katif Region Development Fund
Neve Dekalim, D.N Hof-Aza, 79779
: Friends of Gush Katif
PO Box 1184
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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