My friend from Qiryat Arba was saying, in not so many words, that he wanted to avoid killing the Yassam Police that will be sent in to brutally beat up the evictees in Hebron. As I have warned before, a civil war will result from the brutality and the hatred of the secular Israeli elites for religious Jews. There will be a number of beatings, a number of incidents of brutality – and then Jews with kippot (skullcaps) will fire upon their Jewish persecutors and ask G-d’s forgiveness later – not because it is what they wish to do, but because they will feel it is what they have to do as they have no choice.
Perhaps some background will be of help.
Hebron is where Abraham, Isaac, Rebecca and Jacob are buried in the cave of Mahpela, bought by Abraham from a Hittite when he wanted to bury his wife Sarah there. Hebron was the capital of the kingdom of Judah where David declared his kingship. Jews had lived in Hebron for millennia before being driven out first by the Christians and then the Arabs. Under the Turkish Empire, there was a Jewish settlement in that city for centuries before being driven out again by Arabs who massacred them in riots in 1929. A Jewish presence was re-established in Hebron after Israel liberated the city from Jordanian control in 1967. It is believed that under the cave where Abraham is buried lie the graves of Adam and Eve.
In short, after Jerusalem, Hebron is the holiest place in Judaism.
There is a list of 20,000 people who want to move to Hebron and there is plenty of willingness to construct new neighborhoods to house them. But the government steadfastly refuses to do so, or even to expand the present Jewish neighborhood there. Ever since 1992, when Yitzhak Rabin took over the country as prime minister, the Jewish settlement there has been under siege, not only by the Arabs who wish to kill them in a repeat bloodbath of 1929, but also by the secular Israeli government, which has protected Jewish residents there with only the greatest reluctance and resentment, and which has done whatever it could to harass, demonize, and degrade the Jewish residents of Hebron in the eyes of other Israelis, and has done what it could to discourage and break the spirit of the Jews living there.