#AceWorldNews – (Palestinian Territories) – May 14 – Israeli military forces began demolishing structures in an illegal West Bank settler outpost on Wednesday, the army said, after attempts at a voluntary evacuation failed.
Israeli media reported that the army was also to raze more than a dozen structures in two other outposts, Ramat Gilad and Givat Assaf, by the weekend.
The orders to remove the structures came after residents refused to evacuate voluntarily.
Israel‘s High Court ruled in November that the state must remove the structures which were on privately-owned Palestinian land.
Israel considers settlement outposts built without government approval to be illegal. They usually consist of little more than a few trailer homes.
But the international community considers all settlements built-in the West Bank — including east Jerusalem — to be illegal.
- Israel to demolish 28 illegal West Bank buildings(jta.org)
- State considering legalizing four West Bank outposts(timesofisrael.com)
- Israeli authorities to legalize four settlement outposts(gazasolidarity.blogspot.com)