Settler activist Daniella Weiss

Settlers plan 10 illegal outposts in campaign to challenge government

Over 1,000 activist of the 'Settlement Operation' set out to pin down locations for outposts in the West Bank in advance of plan to illegally set up 10 outposts in July in plan to challenge interim government

Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 06.21.22, 22:42
A West Bank settler movement "Nachala" said it has set out on Tuesday on a three-day mission to identify locations in the West Bank for potential illegal outposts they hope to establish in July.
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  • This mission they call "settlement operation" is nicknamed "Evyatar x10", referring to the outpost that was illegally established in May 2021 and has since been a source of controversy with neighboring Palestinians who claim ownership of the land, and the Israeli government.
    Despite a compromise agreement with West Bank Settlers, which saw hundreds leave the site voluntarily to allow the government to resolve the question of land ownership. No movement to resettle the site has been observed and an IDF unit inhabits has remained there to protect it.
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    דניאלה וייס ויוסי דגן באביתר
    דניאלה וייס ויוסי דגן באביתר
    Settler activist Daniella Weiss
    (Photo: Shaul Golan)
    The settlers say they plan to challenge Yair Lapid who is expected to be named interim Prime Minister after Naftali Bennett announced snap elections.
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     גבעת אביתר
     גבעת אביתר
    Evyatar outpost
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    Over 1,000 settlement activists are said to be involved in the efforts to establish new West Bank settlements, bolstered by the heads of West Bank regional council leaders and other organizations.
    On July 20th, the settlers plan to simultaneously put down roots in ten outposts and their location tour intended for them to familiarizing themselves with the area, while also learning the ideological and strategical significance of their initiative, the organizers said.
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    מבצע ההתיישבות המתנחלים "אביתר כפול 10"
    מבצע ההתיישבות המתנחלים "אביתר כפול 10"
    Settlement operation - Evyatar x10
    "The people who take part are not just learning the love of the land of Israel through walking through it, but are also learning of the different possibilities of establishing new settlements" Nachala chairman Daniella Weiss said.
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