"Shimshon Battalion soldiers do not carry out evictions at Homesh."
It would seem that the Chief of Staff may agree.
Arutz 7 reports:
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said he views the protest "with gravity," and said that IDF soldiers should not be used for outside interests. IDF Central District Commander Gen. Avi Mizrachi, only a few days in his position, said the army "should not be dragged into political discourse, causing division in the nation's army." The protestors apparently agree whole-heartedly with those sentiments.
It sounds to me that Gabi is against the IDF being used to rip Jews from their homes in order to satisfy the world community's lust to set the stage for Israel's destruction. I have personally felt that if this is what the world wants, let them try and do it themselves while Am Yisrael defends its lands.
As for the soldiers, they have not only been thrown in jail for defending the rights of Jews, they have been permanently barred from serving in the Shimshon Battalion. What would be nice is if Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni, etc were permanently barred from serving in the Knesset...I guy can dream can't he?
A brother of one of the soldiers said they knew of the potential consequences of their actions, but that they were determined to make their stand.
Again, from A7:
[The brother] explained that many of the Shimshon soldiers "have been demoralized for a long time: IDF officers incite them against their brothers in Shomron (Samaria) and forbid them from being guests in their homes and dining there on Sabbaths." He said that they "enlisted in order to fight the Arab enemy; instead, they are taken on actions against Jews throughout Shomron.”
Meanwhile the parents of the soldiers are receiving a prize:
The prize amounts to 1,100 shekels ($300) for each night that the soldiers spend in military prison. It is being given by the Task Force to Save the Nation and the Land, a pro-Land of Israel and nationalist organization based in Tzfat (Safed). Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe, director of the organization, said the intention is to recognize and reward "parents who merited to raise and educate such wonderful sons as these, and to raise the spirits of these families who are suffering because of this grave decision to jail their sons."
Another group liked the idea and will also be giving a monetary prize to the parents.
I believe in loving every Jew. Some make it a lot easier than others. Kol HaKavod to the soldiers, their families, and Task Force to Save the Nation and the Land for their efforts in protecting the sovereignty of the Jewish people in all their lands. There cannot, and there will not be peace for Israel so long as it continues to aid and abet external and internal forces that seek her destruction. Baruch HaShem, it looks like more and more Israelis are understanding this, though not yet enough to keep these two heroes out of jail.