Havat Gil’ad in Samaria was founded by Ittay and Bat
Ziyon Zar in memory of the oldest son of the Zar family,
Gil’ad, may God avenge his blood, who was murdered at the Jit
junction. In spite of many difficulties, the malevolent plotting of
Arab “neighbors,” the bullying by the police, and the destruction
wrought by security forces, the settlement is flourishing. There
are now six families, some youths, three rabbits, two hourses, and
a few watch dogs.
The farm is located on private property belonging to Moshe and
Ya’el Zar, parents of the late Gil’ad. Our presence here is meant
to underscore our right to live in Erez Yisra’el, to let the
people of Israel and the whole world know that all attempts to
weaken and discourage us will fail. We pray that the
Almighty will help us and strengthen the spirit of the people of
Israel to overcome our enemies both within and without and by the
merit of the Holy Torah we shall succeed.