IDF holds predawn raid to demolish two settler homes

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August 22, 2017 04:01
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The IDF and Border Police led a predawn raid Tuesday into a West Bank outpost near the Yitzhar settlement to demolish two illegally built homes, settlers reported.

Settlers immediately took to social media and published a Facebook live post of the security forces actions.

Activists managed to gather in the homes in the Kumi Uri outpost, from where they could watch the IDF move up the hill toward them.

One of the activists strummed on a guitar while the others sang religious songs, clapped and danced as they waited.

The structures were completed two months ago and are located in Area B of the West Bank, which is under Palestinian civil control.

All settlers live in Area C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli military and civil control. The IDF has in the past demolished new structures built in Area B. According to the settlers it does not need to issue demolition orders before doing so.

When the forces arrived and surrounded the structures some of the activists yelled at them that they were “cowards.”

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