Security forces demolish illegal outpost in northern West Bank

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Border Police evacuate and dismantle a makeshift structure in an illegal West Bank outpost close to the Yair’s Farm settlement in the northern West Bank, June 4, 2024. (Courtesy Yair’s Farm)
Border Police evacuate and dismantle a makeshift structure in an illegal West Bank outpost close to the Yair’s Farm settlement in the northern West Bank, June 4, 2024. (Courtesy Yair’s Farm)

The Civil Administration and Border Police forces evacuate and demolish an illegal outpost in the northern West Bank built on what the Civil Administration said was private Palestinian land, close to the settlement of Yair’s Farm.

According to the Civil Administration, six makeshift structures were demolished, two of which had been used as living quarters.

According to the Samaria Regional Council, the outpost was established in memory of Moti Shamir, who was a resident of the area and who went of his own accord to fight Hamas terrorists on the morning of October 7 together with another nine friends, and was killed while defending Kibbutz Re’im.

A scenic lookout point at the site built in Shamir’s memory was not destroyed in the Civil Administration operation.

The Samaria Regional Council claims in a statement to the press that the land on which the illegal outpost was built was not private but rather land being reviewed by the Israeli authorities and set to be declared state land.

Regardless, the unapproved construction is illegal.

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