IDF officers arrived at the home of Maj. Ro’i Klein this week to inform his widow he had fallen in battle. In a few months, they are liable to return – to remove her from her home and destroy it.
The reason: She lives in a neighborhood in Eli, in Samaria (Yesha), that has been targeted by Peace Now – the same radical left-wing group that brought about the destruction of nine Jewish homes in Amona earlier this year.
Maj. Klein (pictured), the Deputy Commander of Golani Brigade 51, was killed on Wednesday while leading his soldiers in an attempt to take over the Hizbullah stronghold of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon. A massive Hizbullah ambush killed him and seven other soldiers; the evacuation of the dead and wounded took hours because of the ongoing onslaught of anti-tank missiles and other heavy gunfire.