The dozens of families that returned to their homes in Sa-Nur in northern Samaria early Tuesday morning have started their second day in their old town on Wednesday, saying it is "two days that, G-d willing, will turn into a permanent (stay)."
In returning to their abandoned homes, the former residents marked ten years since Sa-Nur was forcibly evacuated along with three other northern Samaria towns and Gush Katif in Gaza as part of the 2005 Disengagement plan.
The 20 or so families, accompanied by roughly 200 supporters from around the country, are continuing in preparing the town for habitation again.
Several more families succeeded in returning to Sa-Nur on Tuesday, avoiding the security forces and their barriers. Likewise, a shipment of food and other supplies arrived in the hands of the returned residents.
On Tuesday morning the families sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud), urging them not to have IDF soldiers expel them from their homes again.
"IDF soldiers are our beloved brothers, flesh of our flesh. We demand not to repeat the trauma of the expulsion, and not to force IDF soldiers to expel us again from our homes," they wrote.
"Placing the soldiers against their settler brothers is the addition of sin to a crime. Even if the government wants to expel Jews from their homes and their land, that should be done by police officers, and not by soldiers and Border Patrol soldiers who give the best of their years for the security of Israel."
Currently, a bill is making the rounds which aims to repeal the Disengagement with regard to northern Samaria and officially return the expelled Jews to their homes.