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Outpost girls get tough

Teen activists participate in right-wing summer camp at Ramat Migron

A girl in Ramat Migron last year (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A girl in Ramat Migron last year (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A group of 20 religious girls took part in a summer camp for “hilltop youth” this week in the Ramat Migron outpost, Maariv reported on Wednesday.

The girls spent four days without electricity or running water; learning self-defense techniques, how to construct temporary dwellings and basic agriculture. They also heard lectures by leaders of the settlement movement, including talks by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) and far-right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Hilltop youth is the name given to the extremist wing of the settler movement, the name deriving from its members’ practice of forming makeshift outposts across the open wilderness of the West Bank in an attempt to establish their presence on the scene.

Ramat Migron is near the controversial Migron outpost a few kilometers north of Jersualem. Home to 300 people, Migron is scheduled to be evacuated by court order by August 1.

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