Arutz Sheva spoke with Helen Freedman, executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI). Freedman attended an event on Wednesday hosted by First Lady Nechama Rivlin marking ten years since the Disengagement from Gaza and northern Samaria, in which almost 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes.
AFSI, said Freedman “was with Gush Katif for many many years before the expulsion. We were watching the communities grow and flourish, we enjoyed eating the tomatoes from the greenhouses, we got to know the people and really bond with them.”
Freedman said that she was in the community of Neve Dekalim during the expulsion, and that it left “a pain in my heart that even today, 10 years later, when I think about it, I am filled with tears because of the horror of what happened.”
“Ironically, I ended up being [in Israel], just like when I went to be part of the expulsion, I am also here now for the Iranian [destruction],” she added, describing the deal reached between Iran and the West as a “terrible deal”.
“I blame President Obama, I blame Secretary of State Kerry,” said Freedman. “As an American, I am ashamed and angry that these leaders – they’re not my leaders – should conduct such a traitorous activity as to make this deal.”
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