Photo: Tazpit news agency
Late night evacuation
Photo: Tazpit news agency

6 outpost structures razed in West Bank

Security forces raze two structures in Oz Zion, four in Ramat Migron. Settlers claim government trying to appease Obama

A day before US President Barack Obama arrives in Israel, IDF and police forces razed six structures in two illegal outposts in the West Bank. Settlers criticized Benjamin Netanyahu's new government for trying to appease the US president by destroying the structures.


On Monday night, security forces razed two structures in Oz Zion and four in Ramat Migron. A source at the defense establishment said that two right-wing activists hurled stones at the soldiers in Oz Zion. No injuries were reported.


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Oz Zion and Ramat Migron have been evacuated repeatedly by Border Guard and IDF forces and have become a scene of clashes with the Hilltop Youth who rebuild the structures after every razing.

(צילום: סוכנות תצפית)

Late night eviction (Photo: Tazpit news agency)

פינוי המאחז הלילה (צילום: סוכנות תצפית)

Photo: Tazpit news agency


The outposts' residents claim the razing is an attempt to appease Obama. "This is obsequiousness which stems from fear of Obama," Amichai Ben-David said.


"The aim is to silence the call for the construction of new towns but we shall rebuild the outposts in the coming days bigger than before."


Oz Zion was last evacuated in late December, on a Saturday. Forces razed a wooden structure which housed activists who had earlier assaulted soldiers.


Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report



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פרסום ראשון: 03.19.13, 10:00
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