maandag 27 oktober 2008

IDF ontruimt buitenpost bij Hebron met grof geweld

De IDF gaat niet alleen tegen Palestijnen soms grof te werk...
Het volgens onderstaand bericht ruwe optreden bij de ontruiming van de buitenpost verklaart enigszins - maar verexcuseert niet - de woedende reakties van de kolonisten tegenover het leger. Het vernielen van Palestijnse auto's en een begraafplaats is zo mogelijk nog verwerpelijker.

The Jerusalem Post
Oct 26, 2008 8:58 | Updated Oct 26, 2008 9:55
Security forces evacuate Hebron outpost

Without warning security forces evacuated a small unauthorized outpost on the outskirts of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Araba in the early hours of the morning, evicting the family of well known right-wing activist Noam Federman, his wife and their nine children from their beds.

Federman's wife Elisheva told The Jerusalem Post that the family was asleep in their caravan home where they have lived for the last two years when they were awoken by a phone call.

"It was a friend calling to say they had seen many security forces in the area that appeared to be heading in our direction," said Elisheva.

"We thought it was strange and we didn't know what to do," she said. But the family had little time to find out.

Suddenly, she said, there were security forces all around the home. They came in through the windows and the doors, she said. The glass shattered on top of the children who were sleeping, said Elisheva, whose youngest child is only one year old.

"They pushed us all out. They didn't let me explain to the children what was happening," she said. The security forces, she said, destroyed everything in the home, the books, the plates and the furniture.

They scattered the remnants of eighteen years of her married life into the mud and the dirt around the home, said Elisheva.

The security forces also evacuated the family of singer Sinai Tour, who were the only other occupants of the outpost. While it was known as the Federman Farm, the spot itself had been inhabited for the last ten years.

On the list of outposts, she said, it was so unimportant that it did not even warrant a mention on the list of 105 unauthorized outposts which attorney Talia Sasson compiled for the government in 2005.

Hagit Ofran of Peace Now which monitors settlement and outpost activity, said that the High Court of Justice had determined that the outpost was illegal over a year ago and had told them that they needed to leave.

"It is an important move in that we hope that this will mean that the government is taking seriously the violation of the law by settlers," said Ofran.

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