Praying at Sa-Nur
Praying at Sa-NurEliran Aharon

Dozens of families and hundreds of activists returned Tuesday before dawn to the ruins of Sa-Nur, one of four towns in northern Samaria torn down in the Disengagement of 2005, to mark a decade since their expulsion.

The IDF told the residents Tuesday that if they do not leave the location independently, they will be evicted by force.

The IDF appeared to have been surprised by the large-scale operation, which was carried out under cover of the dark. Officers who arrived on the scene asked the activists how they had arrived.

Among the activists were MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home), and ex-MK Aryeh Eldad.

תיעוד: תושבי שא-נור חוזרים הביתה