Police Destroy Outposts while Residents at Celebrations
Police destroyed the Oz Tzion outpost again Monday night while the residents were far away, celebrating engagements and meeting in Kiryat Arba with future residents.
Civil Administration officials joined the police to tear down three buildings at the outpost, located next to Givat Asaf in Samaria.
“The police knew very well about the celebrations and the meetings, and chose the moment to arrive and demolished buildings without even giving us the right to protest,” a resident told the nationalist Tazpit organization.
The government authorities did not stop at Or Tzion and continued to Oz Yonatan, next to Kochav Yaakov, where they tore down one building. The police then continued to Ramat Migron, apparently only to remind the residents of their presence, and then left without destroying anything.
The meeting at Kiryat Arba was with a group of people who are considering joining the outpost, which has been destroyed by the government several times the past year but which always has been rebuilt.
A resident of Ramat Migron added that police previously have destroyed the small community while all of the residents were attending weddings.
Monday night’s demolitions were a continuation of a series of moves by Defense Minister Ehud Barak against outposts. Last month, police arrived at Oz Etzion and declared it a closed military zone after activists arrived with tools to build structures.
Below is a video of police destroying Oz Tzion last month.