BEN-ELIEZER "WAKES UP" TO OUTPOSTS
Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer announced last night that he plans to
dismantle ten "illegal" outposts in Judea and Samaria today, as well as
several more in the days following. He said he would do so "with or
without" the consent of the designated evacuees.
The minister apparently knew, however, that there would in fact be no
objection, following an agreement his office reached last week with the
Yesha Council last week over the peaceful dismantling of "minor"
outposts. In fact, the residents of two outposts south of Hevron made no
objection this afternoon when security forces came to evacuate them and
their total of four temporary structures. The two now-barren fledgling
settlement points are adjacent to Maaleh Hever and near Beit
Haggai. Shortly afterwards, a caravan was removed from a third hilltop
outpost; this one was near Talmon in the western Binyamin area. Several
other outposts, generally populated only at night, are expected to be
dismantled by the Yesha Council itself over the coming days.
[Source: Arutz7 - right-wing Israeli news agency affiliated with Israeli settlers]