Israel Demolishes Three Settler Outposts

Military Dismantles Communities Near Kiryat Arba, Shilo

By Haaretz

Published January 12, 2012.

The Israeli Defense Forces demolished the illegal West Bank outpost Mitzpe Avichai near Kiryat Arba, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The outpost was established in 2007 in memory of Avichai Levy, who was shot by a terrorist that year. The same settlement was already evicted twice before in the past.

The outpost has been flourishing in the past year, with ten structures housing nine families being constructed.

Israeli security forces issued restraining orders against the outpost’s leader, Yaron Kaleb, earlier this week, banning his entrance to the West Bank.

This is the third outpost to be demolished by the IDF and the Civil Administration in a week, with Givat Arye and Gal Yossef, both near Shilo, being evicted earlier this week.

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