Police Expel Jews South of Hevron; Illegal Arabs Untouched
Border Police forcibly expelled families from two Jewish homes south of Hevron Monday morning and destroyed their homes, saying they were built without permits. Asaf Fried, one of the residents of the Negohot community, told Arutz 7 that “less than a half mile from here, there are Arab homes that were left alone - despite 10-year-old demolition orders.”
The administrator of Negohot, which connects the Hevron Hills with the
“A large police forces and soldiers arrived at the southern neighborhood of Negohot, named Beit HaKerem [literally, House of the Vineyard] and began to destroy the homes, where small children have lived with their parents for more than 18 months,” Fried said.
He noted that until Monday morning’s destruction and expulsion, the Civil Lands Administration had decided not to destroy homes in which people reside.
The move represents a marked escalation in
Tzviki Bar-Chai, chairman of the Southern Hevron Hills Regional Council, charged that Defense Minister Ehud Barak “has again taken selective action to strangle Jewish settlement, while not carrying out demolition orders against Arab homes.”
The High Court recently ordered the government to explain why it is destroying Jewish homes while not carrying out long-standing orders to destroy illegal built Arab buildings.