המנהל האזרחי הרס מבנים באזור בנימין במאחז ה׳בלאדים׳ ובמאחז ׳מעוז אסתר׳
Border police forces remove a settler in an illegal outpost on the West Bank
Photo: Maoz Esther outpost
Structure demolished by security forces in illegal West Bank outpost

Israeli security forces raze illegal structures in West Bank outposts

Settlers in Maoz Esther and Givat HaBaladim begin rioting when Border Patrol and Civil Administration officials arrive to demolish buildings that had been torn down before and rebuilt; at least 13 people have been detained

Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 06.15.20, 11:04
Israeli security forces on Monday tore down a number of structures built in two illegal settlement outposts on the West Bank.
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  • Border Police and Civil Administration forces razed six illegal buildings in the Givat HaBaladim outpost and six other illegal structures in the Maoz Esther, both located in area C.
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    המנהל האזרחי הרס מבנים באזור בנימין במאחז ה׳בלאדים׳ ובמאחז ׳מעוז אסתר׳
    המנהל האזרחי הרס מבנים באזור בנימין במאחז ה׳בלאדים׳ ובמאחז ׳מעוז אסתר׳
    Structure demolished by security forces in illegal West Bank outpost
    (Photo: Matan'el Rachamim)
    The settler advocacy group Hanenu reports at least 13 people were detained following violent riots that erupted in the area when security forces arrived at the scene, involving the throwing of rocks.
    According to the Civil Administration, these structures have been demolished a number of times before but were rebuilt by the settlers.
    "Enforcement activities were carried out in accordance with regulations and procedures, subject to operational considerations," the Civil Administration said in a statement.
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    המנהל האזרחי הרס מבנים באזור בנימין במאחז ה׳בלאדים׳ ובמאחז ׳מעוז אסתר׳
    המנהל האזרחי הרס מבנים באזור בנימין במאחז ה׳בלאדים׳ ובמאחז ׳מעוז אסתר׳
    Border police forces remove a settler in an illegal outpost on the West Bank
    (Photo: Maoz Esther outpost)
    Residents of the outposts claim among that among the demolished buildings were two synagogues as well as homes.
    Eyewitnesses report physical force was used against some of the residents whose homes had been demolished. One settler even barricaded himself inside his structure and had to be forcibly removed.
    In April, during the demolition of illegally built structures in an outpost adjacent to the Yizhar settlement, some settlers began rioting, vandalizing security forces' vehicles.

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