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Major General Yair Naveh. (2012)

Major General Yair Naveh (Reserves), who was the commander of the Central Command during the Disengagement from Gaza in 2005, in which 8000 Jews were expelled from their homes by the Sharon Government, said that the majority of the IDF’s General Staff at the time opposed the unilateral Disengagement and believed it would lead to an increase in terrorism.

Naveh made his remarks on Reshet Bet’s “Meeting Point: with Aharon Vizner.”

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Naveh said that then PM Ariel Sharon did not consult with the IDF senior officers about the Disengagement.

Vizner also asked Naveh about refusing orders.

Naveh, who is religious and one of the IDF’s first religious General Staff officers, said that if the religious soldiers had refused orders, there would not have been a religious officer in the IDF above the rank of Major for the next 50 years.

Naveh claims the IDF recognized the emotional difficulty directly participating in the Disengagement would cause certain soldiers, so those soldiers were not put in front-line Disengagement positions.

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  2. I follow the news in Israel very closely for the
    last 40 years.
    I find it curious that Naveh says that the IDF's
    General staff were against the forced withdrawal
    From Gaza in 2005. Why did they not make
    their opinions known at the time?

  3. The state of Israel must undo the disengagement. The disengagement was a great error, because it is written in the Torah, in Numbers 33:50-53 and Deuteronomy 1:8 and 30:5, that God commanded Israel to possess all the Land of Canaan, in which is included the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. So, the state of Israel must correct this error, and undo the disengagement, and rebuild Gush Katif and the settlements in Northern Samaria.
    The state of Israel must immediately declare null the Oslo Accords and annex the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to its territory and dismantle the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo Accords are null, because they are against the Law of God (Written Torah), because it is written in the Torah, in Numbers 33:50-53 and Deuteronomy 1:8 and 30:5, that God commanded Israel to possess all the Land of Canaan, that is the Land of Israel, that includes all the Palestine. And the state of Israel must not give Israeli citizenship to the Arabs, because Israel is a Jewish state, so that only Jews can be citizens of Israel. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, may convert to Judaism.
    The state of Israel must expel the Arabs from its territory, which includes the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, because it is written in the Torah, in Shemot (Exodus) 23:31-33 and in Bamidbar (Numbers) 33:52, that God commanded Israel to expel the other inhabitants of the Land of Canaan, which is the Land of Israel, which includes all the Palestine. The Arabs invaded the Land of Israel in the year 635 CE, so that they are invaders, and must leave Israel, and return to their own land, which is Arabia. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, can convert to Judaism. Moreover, the Palestinian Arabs are killing the Israeli Jews, so that the Israeli Jews need to expel the Palestinian Arabs from the Land of Israel (Palestine), as self defense, in order to save their lives.

  4. In response to the bombings & other atrocities committed against Israeli civilians, I think Israel should take back Gaza. Send the Muslims to Jordan; which is also part of former Palestine. So the Muslims would technically still be in Palestine. The Muslims just wouldn't be in the Israeli part. Granted, deportations of Muslims to Jordan may not be easy; but it may cause Muslims to stop this senseless terrorism in the name of Allah.

  5. Avi Beiber a young soldier disobeyed orders.
    Leftists disobay orders that are against their warped morals. These religious commanders are wimps who can't stand up for what they believe in. The Nazis also followed orders.

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