“Derech Emunah” Said to be First Chareidi Outpost in Yehuda and Shomron

By Hamodia Staff

A view of the Israeli community of Metzad, in Gush Etzion. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – In what is likely the first of its kind, a small group of chareidi families have set up an illegal outpost in eastern Gush Etzion.

Fifteen temporary homes for fifteen families were assembled overnight Sunday at a site near the tiny chareidi community of Metzad.

The outpost, to be called Derech Emunah, after the sefer of the same title by Harav Hagaon Chaim Kaniefsky zt”l, already includes a shul and a beis midrash, in addition to the homes for the residents.

Activist Tzvi Succot said that this is the first time chareidim have established such an outpost, according to The Times of Israel.

Electricity is provided by a generator and there is running water, Moshe Rotman, one of the outpost’s founders and organizers, said.

MK Simcha Rotman of the Religious Zionist party welcomed the ews: “The commandment of settling the Land of Israel, it’s amazing to see the strength of these people. Rise up and we will inherit the land.”

(Photos courtesy of Derech Emunah Spokesperson)

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