Police Expel Couple and Baby, Wreck Home in Middle of the Night

Police woke up a young family in the middle of the night and ordered them out of their home, which was then demolished – and immediately rebuilt.

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, | updated: 11:07

Destruction at Bat Ayin
Destruction at Bat Ayin
Israel news photo: courtesy of Bat Ayin residents

Police woke up a young couple and their baby in the middle of the night early Wednesday morning and ordered them out of their Gush Etzion home, which was then demolished.  

The couple and their neighbors immediately rebuilt it.

Yaakov and Sarah Levin said the police also brought along Arab workers who removed the family’s possessions before the destruction at their Mitzpeh Erez home, adjacent to Bat Ayin in western Gush Etzion.

Using material from a nearby container, the couple and neighbors rebuilt the home.

Area residents told Israel National News, "Arabs build thousands of homes illegally throughout Judea and Samaria, while Jews are expelled and home-building is frozen. We will continue to build everywhere in Israel.”