Netanyahu Halts Widespread Rampage of Demolition

Commander of the IDF Central Command Major General Yehuda Fox on Tuesday launched a widespread rampage of demolitions in Jewish communities near the town of Pnei Kedem in Gush Etzion.

A closed military zone order was issued for the entire region, including the access road to Pnei Kedem. Residents on their way to work were blocked by police for lengthy periods of time and were allowed to continue only after extensive questioning. MK Simcha Rothman, who lives in Pnei Kedem, passed through the area, and convinced the officers to allow residents to travel the road freely.

Late Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued instructions not to demolish the homes of soldiers and reservists during wartime. The photo in this article shows a bulldozer demolishing the home of a reservist.

Bedouin illegal construction lingering in almost the same location for years has not been evacuated. Nothing is done to stop illegal Arab construction which is rampant in the entire eastern Gush Etzion and all over Judea and Samaria. But demolishing the home of a reservist serving to defending the country right now is OK?

Gen. Fox Sidesteps Smotrich to Justify ‘Urgent’ Demolition Rampage in Gush Etzion, by David Israel/Jewish Press, January 9, 2024

Netanyahu orders halt to home demolitions in Gush Etzion, by Hezki Baruch/Israel National News, January 9, 2024


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