web analytics
July 29, 2015 / 13 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Homes Demolished in Yitzhar, Army Outpost Attacked

Jewish Home MK Orit Struk vehemently condemned the destruction.
The Samaria (Shomron) Jewish community of Yitzhar.

The Samaria (Shomron) Jewish community of Yitzhar.
Photo Credit: Gili Yaari / Flash 90

Border Police and Israel Police forces destroyed two homes under construction and two trailers in a neighborhood late Monday night in the Samaria (Shomron) Jewish community of Yitzhar.  A caravan was also seized in the operation, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office, which tweeted a report on its Hebrew feed.

Hundreds of residents fought back during the demolitions, the IDF reported, burning tires, hurling rocks and blocking roads. Security forces used “non-lethal crowd-dispersing methods.”

The demolitions came after an IDF jeep was vandalized by community youths for the second time in two days, according to The Jerusalem Post, which reported the vehicle’s tires were slashed. On Sunday, tires were slashed on a commander’s army jeep.

In response, Yitzhar residents hurled rocks at the security forces, hurting six Border Police officers. Two required medical treatment. The security outpost for reservists at Yitzhar was also torched. Toilet facilities and water storage tanks were destroyed as well, according to Ynet.

Deemed a “price tag” attack  by Yitzhar residents in response to the demolitions, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office said vandals also punctured the tires of soldiers and commanders.

Later in the day on Tuesday, four more homes allegedly were demolished by the IDF and police.

Jewish Home MK Orit Struk vehemently condemned the destruction, responding that a community spokesperson “which represents the majority of residents, disapproved of it… This does not justify in any way the declaration of war on the whole community because of the actions of some resident youths.”

“Collective punishment and destruction of homes as vengeance has for a long time been denounced as illegal by the Supreme Court when dealing with terrorists. There is no moral or legal justification to carry out such action against civilians,” she said.

A statement from the Yitzhar community also condemned the demolitions, saying the “policy of destruction and collective punishment by authorities against the residents of Yitzhar is outrageous… We urge security forces and their head to stop this policy and immediately stop the growing cycle of hostility.”

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Homes Demolished in Yitzhar, Army Outpost Attacked”

  1. I so do not expect this from jews – are they jewish or israelies?

  2. Guy Peters says:

    Why are the IDF again ordered to destroy Jewish homes ? Should be the IDF be ordered to remove ” palis” ! Leave Bedoo , Druze , and other arabs , just get the fascist , violent fraud ” palestinians ” Out of Zion !

  3. They may be part of the Haradi who do not work take welfare and and collaborate with hamas

  4. Uzi Kattan says:

    Most of these border police and YaSSam thugs in uniform are non Jewish Russians and hardcore sadistic leftists who take pleasure in using gestapo tactics against Jews. This shows what a leftist Pipi Netanyahoo really is and his obscene persecution of Jews. I'm glad this see Jewish backlash against these despicable acts by the government against Jews.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Obama on Iran Deal
Is Obama a State Sponsor of Terrorism?
Latest News Stories
US Secy of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shake hands.

A poll suggesting American Jews support the Iran deal is flawed, while a new poll reveals the opposite.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu called Pollard’s wife over news of his impending release from prison.

Israeli security forces surrouund the two "Draynoff" buildings in which Beit El residents had barricaded themselves to resist evacuation.

A tent city is raised in solidarity with Beit El residents, where two half-finished apartment buildings are threatened with demolition.

Bernie Sanders with supporters

“Sure, a lot of people like Bernie Sanders, but can he win?”

Former Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard will be freed in November after spending 30 years in a U.S. prison.

Arab children are taught to be “martyrs” at the Al Aqsa Mosque summer camp in Jerusalem.

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick praises Israel’s government but says “more” needs to be done about disparity at the site.

The scenes from last night and today in Beit El are eerily reminiscent of the scenes from Gush Katif 10 years ago, the above photo in particular.

Military officials called this a most serious incident, but stressed that the soldiers fled the outpost while the battalion and their fellow fighters were not on operational duty.

Gaddafi wasn’t in the court, as he is currently being held captive by one of the former rebel groups in Zintan.

Britain issues alert for its citizens against travel to Turkey due to “high” threat of terror attacks by ISIS.

The marijuana valued at $50 million, and seized in an operation over the past few months.

Nuttall told an undercover policeman that his wife believed she should send Jewish children to paradise, since “grown-up Jews” go to “eternal hell.”

Local Israel Police have arrested seven Jerusalem Arabs in connection with recent attacks on Jews.

Half of all Israeli Arab MKs ascended the Temple Mount to protest “police brutality,” expelling Jews along the way.

The Temple Mount movement strongly condemns Tuesday’s visit by Israeli Arab MKs to the ancient site.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Gaddafi wasn’t in the court, as he is currently being held captive by one of the former rebel groups in Zintan.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck south central Alaska Monday, 93 miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 77 miles. Alaskans felt the tremors, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the tremor was on Yunaska Island, the largest island in the chain of volcanic Aleutian Islands that stretch across the northern Pacific from […]

…in the process of violently resisting arrest, the soldier knocked the terrorist unconscious.

Two Israeli policemen that were injured by Islamic terrorists on the Temple Mount on Sunday.

This is what happens to a Jew if he dares pray “Shema Yisrael”, one of the Jewish People’s oldest and most central prayers, if he is on the Temple Mount…

The following is a live feed / compilation of video feeds from Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount today, on Tisha b’Av. In the video you can see how the Jews get “greeted” by the Arabs on the Temple Mount, and the treatment they also get by the police, who are not happy that Jews […]

Arabs disrupted Jewish prayers in Hebron on the night of Tisha B’Av

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/homes-demolished-in-yitzhar-army-outpost-attacked/2014/04/08/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: