The following sentence says it all: "It's a shame they don't
understand that their refusal to allow the human rights activists into
the West Bank illustrates more than anything the occupation's lack of legitimacy."
- Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
In 1969, veterans of the Haganah, Irgun and WWII were asked to help defend the northern communities. The media described a giant success, but archives show they were mostly asked to help with the harvest.