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40 Caravans En Route to Beit El – for Eviction?

The caravans were intended for residents of Bnei Dekalim who were uprooted from Gaza in 2005, but they were told plans had changed.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/31/2012, 9:19 PM

Givat HaUlpana
Givat HaUlpana
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Forty caravans (converted mobile homes) will be brought to Beit El in the coming days, in preparation for the planned demolition of the Givat HaUlpana neighborhood and the eviction of its residents from their homes. The move is in contravention of the Prime Minister's commitment to freeze all preparations for an eviction while efforts were being made to find other solutions to the problem.

Arutz Sheva has learned that the caravans were intended for Jews in the community of Bnei Dekalim – who were uprooted from Gaza in the 2005 "Disengagement" and still have not found permanent residence.

Instead, they will make their way to Beit El in the next few days, almost certainly in preparation for the destruction of homes in the Givat HaUlpana neighborhood.

The plan became known when Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser told Bnei Dekalim residents that they would not be getting the trailers that had been promised them due to "a change in plans."

Told by Hauser that the change was "only a technical step," Coalition Chairman Ze'ev Elkin told Arutz Sheva: "This is an outrage, a blatant violation of a summary agreement between the prime minister and the coalition leadership. It's a sin on top of a crime, and an injustice to the evictees of Gush Katif."