IDF, Border Police destroy outpost home

Home in Tekoa Daled belonged to a young couple with a two-week-old baby; IDF also took down telephone lines near the outpost.

December 16, 2010 02:09
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An outpost in the West Bank.

West Bank outpost 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski )

Security personnel destroyed a wooden home in the Tekoa Daled outpost yesterday that belonged to a young couple with a two-week-old baby.

Resident Itzhak Makover said that border policemen and soldiers arrived at their small outpost of 20 families around 4 a.m., surrounded the home, which was built over a year ago, and destroyed it. He added that the man who lived in the house had only one leg.

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Before arriving at the outpost, located just south of Jerusalem in Gush Etzion, the IDF took down the telephone lines, Makover said.

But they left the cellphones intact, he said and added that he was alerted to the IDF presence by the guard in the nearby Tekoa settlement.

By the time he got there, the IDF was already destroying the home, Makover said.

Tekoa residents believe that the outpost, which is made up mostly of caravans, is part of their settlement.

According to the 2005 Sasson Report, the outpost is located 1.8 kilometers outside of the settlement. According to the report it was erected in 2001 without the necessary permits, but with NIS 150,000 from the Ministry of Construction and Housing.

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