8 He lurks in outlying places; from a covert he slays the innocent; his eyes spy out the hapless.
yay-SHAYV b’-ma-RAV kha-tzay-REEM ba-mis-ta-REEM ya-ha-ROG na-KEE ay-NAV l’-khay-l’-KHA yitz-PO-nu
ח יֵשֵׁב בְּמַאְרַב חֲצֵרִים בַּמִּסְתָּרִים יַהֲרֹג נָקִי עֵינָיו לְחֵלְכָה יִצְפֹּנוּ׃
10:8 He lurks in outlying places
This psalm depicts the enemies of Israel who use the land’s hidden spaces , marav chatzayrim (מארב חצרים), to attack Hashem’s people. In 1946, before the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews courageously went out on the night after Yom Kippur, the ‘Day of Atonement,’ and created new settlements that became known as the “eleven points in the Negev,” in order to establish a presence on the ground to prevent attacks by Arabs, and hegemony of Arabs over the Jews, in southern Israel. One of the places chosen for Jewish settlement was Hatzerim (חצרים), founded with just fifty inhabitants who struggled agriculturally due to the land’s brackish soil. Ultimately, however, they changed their focus from agriculture to industrial development and quickly established one of the leading agricultural companies in Israel. Today, the Netafim corporation, which developed drip-irrigation technology and is based in Hatzerim, provides solutions for many water-scarce countries around the world.