Hundreds of police officers, IDF soldiers and Civil Administration officers arrived at the illegal West Bank outpost of Mitzpe Yitzhar in the early hours of Thursday morning and demolished two structures.
Footage recorded by the Shomron Settlers' Committee documented the security forces marching toward the outpost in a long column, equipped with weapons and tools.
Outpost founder Yitzhak Sandro explained why the forces did not encounter any resistance from the settlers: "Our aim, as people who follow the ways of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, is to unite all Jews. On the one hand we believe in settlements and on the other hand we bring people closer together."
Sandro said the residents of the outpost danced in front of the soldiers during the demolition and tried to remain in good spirits.
"We believe there is no such thing as destruction, and so what we witnessed here today was not destruction – it was a regression for the sake of progression," he said.
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