You have to pop out for a mission and a child and baby nonchalantly walk past you in the post
During our time there, there was this incident where the settlers ripped our battalion commander’s ranks off during a riot. They managed to physically jump on him and when they eventually caught the person who jumped on him he was detained for a bit – but the settlers there didn’t like us at all. Because we were members of the youth movements, the 50th Battalion (An infantry unit which has the reputation of being more dovish), a big mess. At first they tried, we were at their homes for Sabbath receptions, but it’s not a normal neighborhood. The Mitkanim post is like the settlers’ home, on each side of the post, so the guys (settlers) pass there throughout the day. They’re an inseparable part of our landscape. You have to pop out for a mission and a child and baby nonchalantly walk past you in the post. An integral part of the post – from our Sabbath receptions in the post, to our conversations with the company commander. It’s pretty disgusting.
What was the story with the battalion commander?It was also in the news. There was a gathering, I don’t remember what about. Either they tried to block some bus belonging to Arabs or to one of your tours, and they jumped on him. They hated him because he was a leftist as far as they were concerned.