Police Commanders on Amona Expulsion: “We didn’t know we would face this much opposition”
The brave Jews who resisted the Amona expulsion are heroes! Those “Jews” who took part in expelling Jews from their homes are traitors and will face punishment from Hashem.
Brig. Gen. Yoram Sofer, the deputy commander of Shai District Police, who commanded the inner circle of police forces who carried out the eviction of the residents of Amona from their homes, spoke about the preparations the police undertook for the evacuation.
“We prepared for four months. The preparations lasted as long as [the preparations] for the disengagement. We had mental and physical preparation. We have been working on techniques and sensitivity, where it is possible to release pressure and where pressure must be raised,” Gen. Sofer said in an interview with Channel 10.
For about an hour and a half, security forces worked to dismantle the barricades activists had set up around the synagogue which prevented the police from entering the building.
Commander Yuval Shlomo, the border police officer who commanded the eviction, told Channel 2: “We knew we were going to face opposition, but not at this level. We came [having prepared] a variety of scenarios, but this scenario we did not expect. But we knew what to do [in that situation] and how to shield the police officers according to the [level of the] threats properly as we worked ”
He said that the police had deliberately left the synagogue for last during the evacuation because of the site’s sensitivity.
“We conclude this sad and unnecessary evacuation of the town. The evacuation could have been prevented and we must figure out how to avoid similar situations in the future. The staff of the Council fully supported the residents,” he added.