A top settler rabbi backed a call to resist to the death the Israeli government’s settlement withdrawal plan. Asked whether he agreed with a recent pro-settler slogan, “Better to die than disengage,” Rabbi Dov Lior, the Yesha Council’s chief rabbi, told reporters on Monday, “Yes, why not? It is easy to understand these people. For them, to destroy the land and give over the Strip to the terrorists is against the Torah of Israel.”
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