The Honenu legal-aid organization reported, Thursday afternoon, that four people were arrested at the Giv'at Egoz outpost next to the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Neria, following the building of a structure on the site and the partial construction of other structures. It is not clear if heavily-enforced Yassam special police intend to destroy the outpost. The detainees included a 40-year-old rabbi and three minors. They were taken to the Sha'ar Binyamin police station.
Residents of the site said the construction intentionally coincided with the visit of United States President Barack Obama and was intended as a protest to Israeli government policy. Honenu expressed regret at what it called severe discrimination on the part of the government, noting that an Arab outpost in an area of Israeli control was allowed to stand while a Jewish construction attempt was being suppressed so as not to harm the visit of the American president.