Large forces of Yasam special police tried to tear down a vineyard late Monday morning at Adei Ad, near Shiloh.
Three residents were arrested in the resulting confrontations.
Adei Ad residents said that the vineyard belongs to Assaf Azulai and that neighboring Arabs dispute its ownership Regavim, an NGO that specializes in Jewish land rights, has filed a motion on this matter to the High Court. It wants the question of ownership decided.
Residents blamed the IDF Civil Authority of trying to quickly create facts on the ground and raze the vineyard after Regavim's motion was filed to the High Court.
"Despite our protestations and explanations, the Civil Administration continued the destruction until NK Uri Ariel (National Union) showed up and stopped it."
MK Ariel told Arutz Sheva that several dunams of vineyard had been destroyed before he showed up and intervened. It is terrible to see the vines uprooted but people here are strong. With G-d's help we will plant 10 or 100 seedlings for every one destroyed."