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  • Yosef Ben-David convicted of murdering Mohammed Abu Khder

    04/19/2016 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    A Jerusalem court has convicted Yosef Haim Ben-David of murdering Mohammed Abu Khder, as well as a number of other crimes. The judge accepted prosecutors' claims that Ben-David led his two nephews, aged 17 and 16, in kidnapping 16-year-old Abu Khder, dousing him in gasoline and burning him to death in 2014. They then attempted to destroy any evidence of their crimes. One of the nephews received a life sentence, while the second was given 21 years in prison. While the judge rejected Ben-David's plea of insanity, he put off the sentencing in light of the defendant's mental state. Ben-David...
  • Civil Administration demolishes synagogue near Hevon

    04/14/2016 1:05:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/16
    Security forces and civil administration arrived Thursday morning to the “Shchunat Gal” outpost near Hevron and demolished a fence, foundations for a barn and a building that served as a synagogue. As a result, clashes broke out between the demolition team and locals. Two minors were details but released shortly thereafter. Yisrael Bramson, acting mayor of Kiryat Arba, responded to the destruction of the synagogue: “(Moshe) Ya'alon again demonstrated his attitude to settlements and in to synagogues in particular. This structure in question was not built on Arab territory, only the Likud party would destroy and devastate the land of...
  • 'Home demolition doesn't console us - a life for a life'

    04/07/2016 4:25:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/16 | Ben Tocker
    Leah Hasno, the daughter of Avraham Hasno, is not consoled by the impending demolition of the home of the Arab terrorist who murdered her father. "It is absurd that they're going to check the measurements of the house and what they can demolish and what not to demolish," Hasno told Arutz Sheva on Thursday, after IDF engineering units overnight made preparations for the demolition. Just this Tuesday the family of an Arab terrorist bought a villa on donations after their home was demolished. "Here they destroyed an entire family and no one checked. Does anyone think that you can measure...
  • Mistake in Google Maps Leads Demolition Crew to the Wrong House

    03/26/2016 10:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jay Bennett
    A tornado damaged neighborhoods in Rowlett, Texas, outside of Dallas in December, but unfortunately for one family, that wasn't then end of the destruction. After a mistake in Google Maps led a construction crew to the wrong house, Lindsey Diaz's home was demolished as she was in the process of applying for a builder's permit to repair the damage caused by the tornado.
  • AG rules no demolition if terrorist's family turns them in

    02/23/2016 2:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has not been on the post long, but already has determined that the policy of demolishing the homes of murderous Arab terrorists should be done away with in cases where the families of the terrorist hand them over. Mandelblit's decision comes with the goal of passing a message that the demolition is not a punishment but rather a deterrent step, as determined by the courts on numerous occasions, reports Channel 2 on Tuesday night. According to the report, due to Mandelblit's decision the planned wave of demolitions of terrorists' homes on Monday night did not include...
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • Historic mistake for Silver Spring stone house [Carlisle, PA]

    01/18/2016 10:32:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Cumberlink.com ^ | Michael Bupp
    If Silver Spring Township officials and a local real estate developer didn't know that an old stone house on Route 11 is the reputed birthplace of the U.S. Bill of Rights before they started demolition there last week, they definitely know now. On Jan. 6, workers began demolishing a two-story stone house at 7086 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township that most recently was the site of Stone House Auto Sales. This just isn't any stone house, however. Built in 1780 as the James Bell Tavern, the structure hosted the Stony Ridge Convention on July 3, 1788, a meeting of...
  • The Phenomena of China’s Disposable Buildings

    01/12/2016 4:27:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | January 3, 2016 | Juliet Song
    The Phenomena of China's Disposable Buildings By Juliet Song, Epoch Times January 3, 2016 Last Updated: January 4, 2016 5:41 am Two nearly complete luxury housing estates in Tianjin, once the envy of builders because of healthy pre-sales, will be torn down due to dried up credit and multiple safety violations, Chinese media reported. In China, it is not uncommon to see relatively new buildings torn down, wasting an average of over $70 billion a year, according to research conducted by China Academy of Building Research (CABR) in 2014. The reasons for demolishing buildings early vary. The two luxury residential...
  • US troubled by Israeli Demolitions of Illegal Palestinian Homes [Zechariah 12]

    08/21/2015 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States said Thursday it was concerned by the number of illegal Palestinian residential structures Israel demolished this month in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. “We are also very troubled by the recent escalation of demolitions and evictions, which include the destruction of dozens of structures and the displacement of over 150 people in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this month alone,” US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said on Thursday. “Such demolitions and evictions are harmful and provocative and indicative of a damaging trend, particularly given settlement-related activity and continued construction in the West Bank and...
  • High Court Again Orders Demolition of Beit El Homes

    07/26/2015 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    As residents of Beit El and supporters of the community rallied Sunday night, demanding that the government follow through on its plan to ensure that the Draynoff Houses in the community are left standing, the High Court yet again sought to put a halt to plans to prevent the demolition of the homes. The court issued an injunction against any construction work that would result from the removal of objections to the project by a planning council. Supporters had hoped that the change could lead to a new legal status for the buildings. Previously, the High Court had ordered the...
  • Court Steps in to Prevent Terrorist's House Demolition

    11/26/2014 5:06:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The High Court on Wednesday kiboshed government plans to demolish the homes of terrorists. One of the few methods security forces in Israel have to discourage Arabs from joining the ranks of terrorists – demolishing the homes of those involved in terrorism – was taken off the table as the result of a lawsuit by an Arab rights group. The government must now respond to the restraining order the Court issued on home demolitions if it wants to continue using the sanction. According to security officials, the prospect that their family's home will be demolished has discouraged potential terrorists from...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Psaki: Demolition of Terrorists' Homes is 'Counterproductive'

    11/13/2014 9:44:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 11/13/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel on Thursday ordered the demolition of the home of a terrorist who carried out a tractor attack in Jerusalem this past summer, raising the ire of the United States. The terrorist whose home is to be demolished is Mohammed Jabis, who slammed his tractor into a bus in Jerusalem in August, killing Rabbi Avraham Walles and injuring six other people. According to a report in Haaretz, Jabis’s family received notification about the impending demolition. Jabis himself was killed by security forces after carrying out the attack. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked about the demolition during her daily...
  • $40G per bird? California cormorants refuse to budge from bridge slated for demolition

    11/10/2014 2:22:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Claudia Cowan
    Video at link. Now that a crucial section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been replaced by a new $6.4 billion span, nobody needs it anymore -- nobody except about 800 birds who call the decrepit, 78-year-old segment home. The double-breasted cormorants - protected, though not endangered - have nested along the bridge for decades, and have so far shown no interest in relocating to the shiny new section that replaced the eastern section of the famed bridge. Officials have tried pricey decoys, bird recordings and even specially-made nests installed underneath the new span to lure them roughly 100...
  • Things That Go Boom!

    07/13/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2014 | N/A
    12 film clips of bridges, buildings, power plants etc being demo'd. They all blowed-up real good. Except for the one spectator who got a chunk of metal in his leg...
  • Church Demolition Highlights China's Fears Over Spread of Christianity

    05/05/2014 7:10:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 05/05/2014
    This week's demolition of a massive Protestant church in the eastern city of Wenzhou highlights the growing uneasiness of the ruling Chinese Communist Party over burgeoning numbers of Christians in the nominally atheist country, analysts said. Authorities completed on Monday the demolition of the 85,000-square foot (nearly 7,900-square meter) Sanjiang church, which once dominated the city with its soaring spires, gleaming white walls, and stained glass windows, saying it had far exceeded the size allowed in the building permit. Christians in Wenzhou, whose large numbers have earned it the nickname "the Jerusalem of the East," launched a frantic campaign to...
  • Public access barred at Newtown school demolition

    10/15/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    ap ^ | 10/15/13 | ap
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School are being required to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information about the building where 26 people were fatally shot last December. Selectman Will Rodgers said officials want to protect the Newtown school where the 20 children and six educators were killed, The News-Times reported ( http://bit.ly/1amzP8L ). "It's a very sensitive topic," he said Monday. "We want it to be handled in a respectful way." Project manager Consigli Construction has barricaded the property and intends to screen the perimeter to prevent...
  • Colorado Landmark Gone in Two Quick Blasts

    04/19/2013 7:46:02 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 4/18/13 | Christopher Tomlinson
    We drove past Cameo so many times when I was growing up on our way to and from Grand Junction. Kind of sad to see it come down. I understand there is a proposal to turn the property into a rifle/pistol range of some sort.Check out the mid-April snow!
  • PA Arabs Re-enter Illegal Outpost

    01/31/2013 4:01:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs re-entered a demolished outpost near Jerusalem and started to rebuild it, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The illegal outpost, which Arabs have named al-Karamah (Dignity), was established last Friday near the PA Arab village of Beit Iksa, located between the Ramot and Mevasseret Zion neighborhoods of Jerusalem. On Saturday, the Arabs who set up the outpost said they planned to erect more tents in the outpost, as well as finish the construction of a small mosque in the encampment. The Arabs have said that the reason for the outpost is the fact that Beit...
  • Bungling builders bulldoze entire historic French chateau by MISTAKE ...

    12/05/2012 4:55:07 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 5, 2012 | Matt Blake
    Blundering builders mistakenly bulldozed an 18th-century chateau in the heart of France's picturesque wine country - when they were only supposed to knock down an outhouse on its estate. Chateau de Bellevue, 12km to the east of Bordeaux, once boasted 140,000-square-feet of grand reception rooms, ornate fireplaces, winding marble staircases and imposing granite balconies. Then its new owner, a Russian millionaire businessman, employed a team of Polish builders to renovate the manor to its former baroque glory, including the removal of one small building. But the workers apparently misunderstood the instructions and pulled down the castle instead, leaving the outhouse...
  • Op-Ed: A Letter from the Ulpana Families to Migron's Expellees

    09/02/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/12 | Harel Cohen
    To our Brothers and Neighbors, the Courageous Residents of Migron, On this difficult day for the Jewish people, we are one. Ten years after we moved into our neighborhood, built with the blessing and aid of Israeli governments, we experienced firsthand the sufferings brought on by the hatred-motivated verdicts of the radical fringe groups that have taken over the state prosecutor's office and the Supreme Court. In pretending to uphold the rule of law, they have trampled upon both law and justice, destroying a lovely residential neighborhood in the heart of Israel and divided its population into two. But how...
  • Migron’s Dilemma: To Protest or not to Protest

    08/26/2012 4:20:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Residents of Migron face expulsion and are being pressured by the government to leave peacefully and by neighboring communities to protest. Migron has been the victim of the same type of government policies that uprooted Gush Katif Jews from their homes after years of government support and promises they would never be forced out of their homes. Promises from the Netanyahu administration to back Migron fell, one by one, even when investors bought a number of land parcels from alleged Palestinian Authority owners. The High Court did not deny the recent purchases were legal but ruled the change in property...
  • Migron Residents: Why Rush to Evacuate Us?

    08/26/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/12 | Yoni Kempinsky and Elad Benari
    Residents of the community of Migron told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that they did not understand why the State was demanding that they leave their homes right away, particularly when the Supreme Court has not even yet discussed their case and is not scheduled to do so until Tuesday. Video .....
  • Migron Residents Change Name to Arabic Al-Majroon

    08/26/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/12 | Yoni Kempinski and Gil Ronen
    "Official" name change ceremony held. Residents: If we were Arabs, we would not be treated this way. Video .....
  • Maoz Esther Demolition Photos

    08/08/2012 2:47:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/12
    Within two-and-a-half hours, security forces demolished the Maoz Esther outpost near Cochav Yaakov in Binyamin Tuesday night. Here are the images http://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/242289
  • Anger in Hevron Region over Sabbath Demolition

    08/04/2012 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Border police evicted Jews from the Mitzpeh Avichai outpost in the Hevron region on Saturday, residents of the area report. The outpost has been destroyed and rebuilt dozens of times. Homes have sometimes been destroyed in the middle of the night, and on at least one occasion, residents say, an Arab demolition crew stole valuables. However, they said Saturday night, never before have police carried out a demolition on the Sabbath. Resident Aryeh Davis accused the police of “adding insult to injury.” Davis, who has previously spoken to Arutz Sheva, said, “It’s not enough to destroy the land of Israel,...
  • Ulpana Residents, Government Sign Agreement

    06/19/2012 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12 | Elad Benari
    Residents of the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El, whose homes were ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, agreed on Tuesday evening to leave their homes willingly and non-violently. In return, the government will keep its promise to built 300 new homes in Beit El. The agreement between the residents and the government was signed after ten days of negotiations between government representatives and representatives from Beit El, including the town’s rabbi, Rav Zalman Baruch Melamed, and its mayor Moshe Rosenbaum. ..... The agreement also stipulates that the homes on the disputed land will be moved to a new...
  • Beit El Prepares to Fight Demolition

    06/12/2012 4:08:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Hundreds of families have moved to Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood, local council head Moshe Rosenbaum told Arutz Sheva. “They are sleeping there, in order to prevent [demolition] with their bodies, in order to say that there is no way it will happen,” he said. He preferred not to specify the “red lines” that protesters will not cross. Earlier in the day MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz said demonstrators will not harm soldiers, but will give “everything they can” to prevent the planned forcible eviction. Protesters are not comforted by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s promise to build 10 new homes in Beit...
  • Ketzaleh: Beit El Demolition a Plot to Topple Netanyahu

    06/03/2012 12:45:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The real reasoning behind plans to demolish Israeli homes in Beit El is a plan to topple Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz (Ichud Leumi) said Sunday. “There are two people who have a bad influence on the Prime Minister and want him to fail,” Ketzaleh said. “The first is state secretary Tzvika Hauser, who has crossed all the red lines and sides with Peace Now and Yesh Din who want to demolish 9,000 homes in Judea and Samaria.” The second is Defense Minister Ehud Barak, he said. “Barak knows that his time in office is over, and...
  • 40 Caravans En Route to Beit El – for Eviction?

    05/31/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Forty caravans (converted mobile homes) will be brought to Beit El in the coming days, in preparation for the planned demolition of the Givat HaUlpana neighborhood and the eviction of its residents from their homes. The move is in contravention of the Prime Minister's commitment to freeze all preparations for an eviction while efforts were being made to find other solutions to the problem. Arutz Sheva has learned that the caravans were intended for Jews in the community of Bnei Dekalim – who were uprooted from Gaza in the 2005 "Disengagement" and still have not found permanent residence. Instead, they...
  • Ulpana Residents Welcome Edelstein's Statements

    05/30/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12
    The residents of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El welcomed on Wednesday evening the statement by Minister Yuli Edelstein, who promised that he would support a law regulating disputed Jewish communities, even if he has to pay with it by being dismissed. “We commend the minister on his absolute loyalty to the Likud platform, to morality, to the settlement enterprise in general and to the residents of the Ulpana neighborhood in particular, and call on all ministers to follow him and prevent the Israeli government from being stained by injustice,” the residents said. “Prime Minister Netanyahu must stand behind his...
  • Police, Yassam Forces Arrive in Ramat Migron

    05/16/2012 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/12
    Police and Yassam officers equipped with a backhoe arrived on Wednesday night at the community of Ramat Migron in Binyamin, the Tazpit news agency reported.
  • Government’s Fate Rests on Samaria Town

    04/20/2012 12:55:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The government will stand or fall in the next two weeks depending on what happens in the Israeli community of Beit El, north of Jerusalem. Ministers have informed Netanyahu that if the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El is destroyed, his coalition will follow. The warning came during a cabinet meeting in which the timetable for Judea and Samaria demolitions was revealed. Ulpana is scheduled to be demolished on May 1, the Givat Assaf community several weeks later, and Migron on August 1. Ministers told Netanyahu that the timetable is irrelevant, because if the May 1 destruction of Ulpana were to...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Debris from the imploded former home of the Orlando Magic strikes a bystander’s leg

    03/25/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2012 | Kelly Dwyer
    Orlando Arena -- alternately known as Amway Arena, TD Waterhouse Center, and most annoyingly (a rare feat, considering the corporate naming entities) the O-rena -- was demolished on Sunday. With the Orlando Magic now playing their home games in the newish Amway Center (opened in 2010), it came time to end the O-rena's run. But not before it once played host to Greg Kite in pinstripes, and not without its debris taking a scratch out of a bystander's leg some two blocks away.
  • Illegal Arab Jerusalem Structure Razed

    02/09/2012 1:22:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    Police tore down Thursday a structure illegally built by Arabs near the northward bound Begin Route in northern Jerusalem, near Atarot Junction. The structure was built by several lawbreakers who fenced off a large plot of land without permission. The structure was located near the village of Beit Hanina, inside the area defined as Area C, under the responsibility of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria. Strangely, the Israel Electric Company agreed to connect the illegal structure to its power supply. The demolition is an achievement credited to Regavim, an NGO watchdog group for Jewish national property rights.
  • Officer: Army 'Heartless' When it Come to Outpost Demolitions

    02/02/2012 2:01:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/12 | David Lev
    A top officer in the Israeli Police slammed the Defense Ministry's decision to allow Arab workers to participate in the demolition of buildings in new neighborhoods (“outposts”) conducted by the IDF, police, and Border Guards over the past few months. Last September, Arutz Sheva reported that Arab workers participated in the demolition of Migron. According to witnesses, the Arabs laughed and joked while pulling apart structures, making fun of the Jews who were being “exiled” from the site. The officer criticized the inclusion of Arabs in the demolition and evacuation of Migron, terming it “heartless.” The officer also criticized the...
  • Police Brutally Evict 5 Families from Yissa Beracha Outpost

    01/19/2012 3:15:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/12 | David Lev
    Police early Thursday morning evicted five families from the new community (“outpost”) of Yissa Beracha, a new neighborhood of the town of Mitspe Yericho, located between Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. Police violently removed the families and beat protesters who had come to demonstrate against the eviction. Nine protesters were injured in the police violence. The operation, for all practical purposes, constituted a classic “invasion” of the neighborhood, with police sealing off the neighborhood for three hours before the eviction, while others blocked off access roads, preventing protesters from reaching the site, and beating with with clubs and sticks when...
  • Another Outpost Demolished: Mitzpe Avichai Residents Evicted

    01/11/2012 11:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/12 | David Lev
    Police and Civil Administration personnel demolished homes in the new community (“outpost”) of Mitzpeh Avichai, near Kiryat Arba, early Thursday morning. Residents said that the forces destroyed at least 10 temporary buildings. Nine families were kicked out of their homes in the raid. Residents told Arutz Sheva that the forces entered the homes and forced whole families – including mothers, infants, and small children – into the near-freezing cold rain that fell overnight Wednesday. Residents said they were not deterred, however, and would rebuild. “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are tough when it comes to pushing...
  • Jewish Home Party Will Quit Over Migron Demolition

    01/11/2012 4:35:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/1/12
    Members of the Jewish Home Party met on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and told him that if any houses in Migron are forcibly evicted and demolished, they will pull out of the government coalition. They met with PM Netanyahu to discuss a new bill which would lead to the legalization of new development communities in Judea and Samaria such as Migron. Prime Minister Netanyahu informing them that he opposed legislation...
  • Government Demolition at Oz Tzion

    01/03/2012 1:27:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/12
    Inspectors of the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, accompanied by Yassam special forces of the Samaria-Judea police and other Israeli soldiers, destoyed five buildings, Monday evening, in the Binyamin-region Jewish outpost community of Oz Tzion. Nine youth who lived in the buildings were detained...
  • Law Would Required Proof of Land Ownership Before Demolitions

    12/31/2011 12:32:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev
    The Ministerial Law Committee is set to consider a law that could put an end to arbitrary demolition of homes in new communities (“outposts”), preventing raids by soldiers and police to force families from their homes in places like Ramat Gilad, as occurred earlier this month. The law would require that a building or caravan placed on land be removed only if a court determined that the land where the structure was located belonged to someone else. Currently, homes in such communities in Judea and Samaria can be demolished by a court order, based on a claim by an Arab...
  • Lieberman: Stop Pouncing on the Settlers

    12/19/2011 2:53:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beitenu faction, said Monday that the attacks against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, or Yesha) are wrong and hypocritical. "There is no justification, and no excuse can be accepted with regard to hurting IDF soldiers," he said, in reference to the incident a week ago in which Yesha youths allegedly vandalized an IDF base. "Between that and shooting protesters – and it doesn't matter if they are Jewish or not – there is a great difference." "In the media frenzy regarding the outposts, too, the media is not...
  • Debate on Bill to Normalize Most Yesha Communities Sunday

    12/15/2011 12:36:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday will discuss a bill proposed by Minister of Welfare and Social Services Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) seeking to normalize the status of most Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of third-party petitions filed by left-wing NGOs seeking to destroy Israel's settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria by demanding the destruction of communities and neighborhoods they claim were built on privately owned Arab land. The Justice Ministry, Civil Administration, and Supreme Court have maintained the exclusive remedy in these cases is the demolition...
  • Gov't Forces to Destroy Ramat Gilad, 4 Others Overnight

    12/15/2011 12:34:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11
    Government forces set out after dark Monday night to destroy five budding Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Residents of the central Samaria outpost of Ramat Gilad received a message late in the evening that Israel Police officers and IDF soldiers were "on the way" to their location first. The residents told Arutz Sheva they believed "the army will attempt to throw us out of our homes and demolish them." Residents of nearby Karnei Shomron and other towns in the area were alerted to the situation and reportedly began to make their way towards the site. Michal Shoham of Ramat...
  • MK Ben-Ari: Demolition 'A Lit Match in a Barrel of Oil'

    12/15/2011 12:16:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | David Lev
    Large numbers of Border Police mobilized early Thursday morning and moved on the new community (known as an outpost in the general media) of Mitzpe Yitzhar, demolishing two buildings at the site. Residents reported that the military forces sneaked into the community by coming in through a side road, via the Arab village of Innabus, instead of via the main road into the area. Mitzpe Yitzhar is located adjacent to the central Samaria community of Yitzhar. The forces demolished a caravan used as living space, and a building for agricultural use. Security forces are spread out around the area and...
  • Nationalists’ Anger Spills Over into IDF Base

    12/12/2011 11:52:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Dozens of youths from Judea and Samaria entered an IDF base in Samaria late Monday night following rumors of an imminent destruction of a Jewish community. Several were arrested. Clashes broke out between soldiers and the protesters, who burned tires and damaged some military vehicles. Police reinforcements helped chase the youth from the base while carrying out several arrests. In the background to the incident were reports of another government attempt to destroy a Jewish community, while officials from the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria and from the government tried to hammer out an understanding on the...
  • Banks turn to demolition of foreclosed properties to ease housing-market pressures

    10/14/2011 8:38:40 PM PDT · by FritzG · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Brady Dennis
    The sight of excavators tearing down vacant buildings has become common in this foreclosure-ravaged city, where the housing crisis hit early and hard. But the story behind the recent wave of demolitions is novel — and cities around the country are taking notice. A handful of the nation’s largest banks have begun giving away scores of properties that are abandoned or otherwise at risk of languishing indefinitely and further dragging down already depressed neighborhoods. The banks have even been footing the bill for the demolitions — as much as $7,500 a pop. Four years into the housing crisis, the ongoing...
  • Migron Thanks Soldier who Refused Orders

    09/06/2011 3:31:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11
    Several residents from Migron have signed a petition thanking a soldier who refused orders to demolish homes in the town. They called on other soldiers to do the same. The petition accused the government of turning the IDF “from the Israel defense army to a political army, thus dealing a blow to human rights and our rights as citizens.”
  • Videos, Photos of Nighttime Surprise Migron Demolition

    09/04/2011 11:15:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/11 | Elad Benari
    The Shomron Residents’ Council filmed a video on Sunday night as security forces in large numbers marched into the community of Migron and demolished three homes. The security forces can be seen as they are marching into the community while residents are wondering why they were not wearing any ID badges. Prior to the demolition, the residents held Selichot prayers, the prayers traditionally recited during the Jewish month of Elul which leads to the high holy days. Videos, Pictures