Illegal Arab Jerusalem Structure Razed

A victory for the rule of law: police tear down Arab structure beside Begin Route.

Gil Ronen ,

Illegal Arab outpost being demolished
Illegal Arab outpost being demolished

Police tore down Thursday a structure illegally built by Arabs near the northward bound Begin Route in northern Jerusalem, near Atarot Junction.

The structure was built by several lawbreakers who fenced off a large plot of land without permission.

The structure was located near the village of Beit Hanina, inside the area defined as Area C, under the responsibility of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria.

Strangely, the Israel Electric Company agreed to connect the illegal structure to its power supply.

The demolition is an achievement credited to Regavim, an NGO watchdog group for Jewish national property rights. Betzalel Smutrich, the NGO's Manager of Operations, said: "We are happy to see that the law is not just written but also enforced. We will continue to fulfill our mission and monitor illegal structures that harm the public sphere and can often pose a safety danger to people driving along the roads."