While I do understand that many of the residents of settlemets made the move to live in the occupied territories bacause of economic incentives and costs of living, there are a large numbers of these settlers who are armed with an M-16 and the Torah, think they have a deed from G-d to take whatever they want, do whatever they want in the name of messianic Judiasm. In my mind, all of this is nothing but crab and they are inherently theives and thugs who think using M-16 and the Torah will change all that and give them a religious cover. I only wonder what kind of god will give such order to steal other people's land.They are nothing but thugs, criminal tresspassers, and in the US they could be shot and killed for doing what they are doing in the West Bank. I suggest they dare to do the same in NY or Arizon, or New Mexico or Texas, they will be blown away.
Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by car south of Hebron (Haaretz)
from the article: Preparing for the next war