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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:13 PM

 

Settlers give pre-Passover bread to nearby Palestinians

3rd year of symbolic goodwill program; ‘why burn good bread when you can distribute it to your neighbors?’ asks Yaki Fried from the settlement of Ofra



Israeli settlers distributed hundreds of loaves of bread to needy Palestinians on Monday, combining the religious edict of discarding leavened bread ahead of Passover and sending a message of peace to their Palestinian neighbors.

For the third year in a row, members of the Eretz Shalom movement — inspired by the late Rabbi Menachem Froman — collected food products forbidden for consumption on Passover in six distribution points across the West Bank and distributed them to nearby Palestinian communities as part of an initiative called “goodbye to Chametz” (leavened bread).

Yaki Fried, a resident of Ofra, a settlement located 29 kilometers (18 miles) north of Jerusalem, told The Times of Israel that he collected between 500-700 loaves of pita bread discarded by grocery stores in the West Bank settlements of Eli, Shilo and Ofra.

“Two years ago we saw the owner burn huge quantities of perfectly good bread,” Fried said. “So we decided to contact a local Palestinian and distribute the bread to needy people. There are many small things we can help each other out with.”

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/settlers-give-pre-passover-bread-to-nearby-palestinians/

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Reply Settlers give pre-Passover bread to nearby Palestinians (Original post)
shira Mar 2013 OP
elleng Mar 2013 #1
King_David Mar 2013 #2
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elleng Mar 2013 #5
King_David Mar 2013 #6
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Response to shira (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:20 PM

1. Thank GOODness!

We SO owe these people.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. "We" ..Are you Palestinian ? nt

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Response to King_David (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:59 PM

3. I am Jewish.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:01 PM

4. So why do they owe you then ?

Just interested in what you meant .

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Response to King_David (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:06 PM

5. Israeli settlers distributed hundreds of loaves of bread to needy Palestinians,

and I said, thank GOODness, meaning we (Jews, among us Irsraelis) owe such to Palestinians.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:33 PM

6. ahh ok got you nt

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Response to shira (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:04 AM

7. well that was certainly good of them to do that

but do they normally just throw it out, seems kind of wasteful?

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Response to shira (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:35 AM

8. Well, that settles everything, then. n/t

 

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