Outpost home of spokesman for Otzma Yehudit MK declared closed military zone

The far-right may have taken power, but it may have yet to have filtered down to the ground level.

Elisha Yered, a hilltop youth activist and spokesman for Otzma Yehudit MK Limor Son Har-Melech, tweets a video showing a Border Police officer serving him with notice that his home, in the wildcat West Bank outpost of Ramat Migron, has been declared a closed military zone and ordering him to evacuate.

“You’ve been given a reasonable amount of time of 10 minutes to leave, if you do not, you will be removed,” the officer explains, as the two bicker calmly at the entrance to his makeshift home. The officer says he was contacted about the matter several times before.

“After a long day of the Knesset government swearing in, I guess someone organized a surprise for me,” Yered tweets.

“The times has come to end this persecution. We’re waiting for you, right-wing government,” he adds.

The coalition agreement calls for the Border Police to be transferred to the control of Otzma Yehudit head Itamar Ben Gvir, though the newly minted minister might not actually want control of the gendarmes yet, according to Channel 12, which says the clause in the agreement was written incorrectly.

Ramat Migron has been repeatedly razed by Israeli authorities and rebuilt by radical settler youth, including Yered.

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