Bulldozers Roll in Oz Zion, Ramat Migron (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/17/12)
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The IDF Civil Administration demolished two structures in the Oz Zion
and Ramat Migron communities in Samaria.
"One building was evacuated in Oz Zion and as a result there were
disturbances, six people were arrested for disorderly conduct and
entering a closed military zone," Micky Rosenfeld said.
"In Ramat Migron one empty building was evacuated and everything was
taken out. There were no incidents there," added Rosenfeld.
Both nascent communities are near the Samaria city of Ramallah.
Residents and Civil Administration officials have been in a cycle of
unauthorized construction and demolition since their inception.
Ramat Migron lies adjacent to Migron, which is slated to be destroyed
on 1 August due to a controversial Supreme Court decision.
The Netanyahu government treats new communities in Judea and Samaria
built without Civil Administration approval as illegal, and
frequently sends security personnel to destroy them.
However, many communities slated for destruction were built not only
with approval from various Israeli governments, but assistance as
The issue of legal communities facing destruction due to land
ownership disputes - especially when they were built in good faith by
their residents - has become an increasing point of contention in the
Likud, which has traditionally backed Israel´s settlement enterprise
as a part of its vision of Greater Israel, has found itself in the
politically uncomfortable position of overseeing the destruction of
several Jewish communities. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/17/12)
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