Security forces evacuate West Bank outpost named for Dimentman

Yehuda Dimentman was very active in the Nahala Movement, which seeks to create new outposts and strengthen Israel's hold on Judea and Samaria.

 The new Nofei Yehuda settler outpost is seen near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, on December 17, 2021. (photo credit: The Nahala Movement)
The new Nofei Yehuda settler outpost is seen near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, on December 17, 2021.
(photo credit: The Nahala Movement)

Security forces moved quickly on Friday to evacuate a newly built outpost called Nofei Yehuda that was built less than 24 hours earlier in response to the West Bank attack in which Palestinian terrorists killed Yehuda Dimentman.

The outpost was erected near the Kiryat Arba settlement hours after Dimentman was killed on Thursday and removed soon after his funeral Friday.

Dimentman was very active in the Nahala Movement, which seeks to create new outposts and strengthen Israel’s hold on Judea and Samaria.

“In the middle of the difficult night yesterday, we came to this land to establish a new settlement so that the soul of Yehuda, may his memory be blessed, will be uplifted,” members of the Nahala Movement said in a statement on Friday morning.

The Nahala Movement was the leading group behind the construction of the Evyatar outpost built in May in memory of Yehuda Guetta, who was killed in a terrorist attack at Tapuach Junction.

 Terror victim Yehuda Dimentman, 25. (credit: YESHA COUNCIL) Terror victim Yehuda Dimentman, 25. (credit: YESHA COUNCIL)

Some 50 families moved into the Evyatar outpost and did not leave until they had struck a deal with the government to eventually authorize it as a new settlement.

On Friday, that movement opened a second such initiative on state land near Kiryat Arba.

“We call on everyone who has an attentive ear and heart to come and together with us, hold onto this new settlement,” the Nahala Movement said.

MK Orit Struck (Religious Zionist Party) stopped by the new outpost on her way to Dimentman’s funeral to show her support for it.

Kiryat Arba Council head Eliyahu Libman called on those who support Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria to move to the outpost.

MK Mossi Raz (Meretz) said he had asked security forces to remove the outpost, insisting, “We won’t allow news outposts.”