The 'outpost' that angered the Palestinians

Palestinian Arabs claimed that Israel built a new outpost near Shechem - but did it?

Elad Benari,

Israeli outpost (illustration)
Israeli outpost (illustration)
Omer Messinger/Flash 90

Palestinian Arabs reported this week that Israel had established a new community on land belonging to the village of Deir Istiya, located south west of Shechem.

However, it turned out that the supposed “Israeli outpost” was only a temporary filming site for a movie featuring Israeli children's star Yuval Hamebulbal.

The source of the report was a Palestinian Arab activist who distributed the “news” of a new “Jewish settlement” after seeing that tents and a power line had been erected at the site.

The official Palestinian Authority news agency also reported the "shocking" news, but in the end it turned out that this was not a new Jewish community, but simply a film due to be released in the summer of 2018.




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