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  10/9/2013, Cheshvan 5, 5774

Christian Volunteers Witness IDF Destroying Homes


A group of Christian volunteers witnessed the IDF destroying four homes in Samaria. Tommy Waller of the HaYovel organization told Arutz Sheva news they were "devastated" upon seeing the army bulldoze the homes. "When we came here last year, one of our volunteers watched them build one of the houses,"  Waller said, referring to the Jewish hilltop community of Geulat Tzion. The volunteers are helping farm in nearby Shilo, located in the Samaria region.

On Wednesday, the IDF demolished three caravan style trailer homes and one hand-built stone house. "One of our volunteers had even been in the house last year," Waller stated. "We came back from break shocked to see the IDF tearing it down. It was very emotional. They violently pulled everything out of the house, bulldozed it, then destroyed all the furniture," Waller stated. Many homes in the region are demolished from time to time by IDF forces who state they have no zoning permits or official signatures from the Minister of Defense.