Israeli security forces demolished a number of illegal structures built near the Mitzpe Yitzhar West Bank settlement on Monday morning.
Border Police and Israel Police forces arrived to raze a tourist observatory set up on the hilltop.
The observatory was reportedly illegally constructed to honor Rina Shnerb, who was murdered in a terror attack with an explosive device on August 23, 2019.
In addition, Israeli forces also razed another illegal outpost established to the settlement's North.
Settler protests ahead of planned raze
One local settler was reported to have chained himself to the illegal structure in order to delay the planned demolition.
Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria regional council, vowed following the raze that the demolished structure would be "rebuilt.
"Our law enforcement authorities find the resources to destroy a small observatory built by a youth in honor of a terror victim, while hundreds of illegal Arab houses are being built," Dagan lamented. "Shame."
Dagan said the demolition is a "scandal like no other" due to the right-wing make-up of the government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This policy of Jew-hunting must pass from the world...every honest person in Israel must hit out against this discrimination."
This is a developing story.