Gov´t Forces Demolish Buildings in Oz Tzion - Again (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 04/02/12)
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Government forces arrived Monday evening at the outpost of Oz Tzion,
intent on demolishing buildings in the budding community.
The Samaria (Shomron) Jewish outpost is located in the Binyamin
region, near the town of Beit El, and has been raided before.
Three young women staying at the outpost were arrested by Border
Police last week on suspicion of violating a closed military zone
order. They were released after being interrogated.
The arrests came in the wake of a raid at the outpost which resulted
in police officers chasing two underage girls and one adult woman who
were staying at the site.
An account of the police harassment of the girls and that of a
yeshiva student at the police precinct is posted on the Honenu legal
aid organization website.
Border Police officers and Yassam special operations personnel have
carried out demolitions in the past. In one instance they forced
their way into girls´ homes and forcibly rounded them up into one
building so bulldozers could destroy the other homes.
But each time the outpost has been destroyed, determined residents
have returned to rebuild.
Civil Administration and police officers also demolished five
buildings at the site, located near Givat Assaf, this past January
and razed three more structures at the outpost again in February.
There have been many tourists who have come to express their support
of the young pioneers. Among them was a group of Christians who came
in solidarity just after a raid at dawn last November.
Fifteen structures were destroyed during that operation, and the
tourists were threatened with arrest by police during the visit that
came hours later.
Unafraid, the 34 Canadians and eight Americans later wrote to Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, expressing their disgust, and asking why
government troops threatened them, and not the “busloads of
foreigners [who]come to this region, all in support of the Arabs
against the settlers.
“Why would you so easily let these confessed enemies of Israel wander
around with immunity, and arrest us who support you?” they asked in
their letter." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/02/12)
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