A couple of months ago, former Sefardic chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu 'prophcied' that Disengagement from Gaza would not happen. But, as we all know, Disengagement did happen. So what does the esteemed false prophet of the settler movement do when his 'vision' fails? This:
"We should be proud of the heroic Jews of Gush Katif," Rabbi Eliyahu said. "Had the rabbis issued instructions to resist, no one would have had the power to remove them from Gush Katif. But the rabbis said not to raise a hand, and that is why they are not resisting."
If the settlers had "raised a hand" (i.e., used guns and bombs) against the army, Disengagement would have happened – and hundreds of Jews would have died in the process.
What Rabbi Eliyahu is saying can be understood as a threat – "this time we did not use our guns and bombs; next time, maybe we will." It also encourages the hardcore radicals of the settler movement to use violence because what the "rabbis" say publicly is often not what they whisper privately.
If Sunday's evacuation of four settlements in Samaria turns especially violent, understand that rabbinic whispers speak much louder than publicly uttered words.