Passover in Amichai: 'True freedom'
Families evicted from community of Amona will move to new community on Sunday, as they hope Electricity Authority finishes its work there.
by Hezki Baruch, Arutz Sheva
March 18, 2018
Twenty-five families who were evicted more than a year ago from the community of Amona in the Binyamin region will move on Sunday to the new community, "Amichai," which was built for them and next week the families will celebrate Passover there.
Another 15 families will join after the holiday. In the meantime, the families are working to transfer to Amichai their possessions from the Ofra girls' school where they have lived for the past year.
Amichai is already connected to water and sewage infrastructures, but as of now, the Electricity Authority has not connected the community to an electricity supply, something which may delay residents from entering their homes and prevent them from holding the Passover holiday in the community.
"We have mixed feelings," Amona representative Avichai Buaron told Arutz Sheva. "On the one hand, leaving Amona behind us, and on the other hand there is joy mixed with a drop of sadness over the difficult road we have traveled in recent years, a rollercoaster ride with a lot of uncertainty."
"We went through a suffocating period and, symbolically, on the eve of Passover we enter the new community and our new homes and feel an exodus to true freedom," Buaron said.
The Electricity Authority's response has not yet been received.