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  • EU demands Israel nix demolition of illegal Arab town

    06/01/2018 12:05:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/18 | David Rosenberg
    The European Union demanded that Israel cancel plans to evict Bedouin squatters from illegally-erected structures just east of Jerusalem, and condemned a planned housing project in the area for the Israeli town of Maaleh Adumim. Israeli authorities recently announced plans to demolish the Bedouin encampment known as Khan al-Ahmar. The illegal community, which lies entirely in Area C under full Israeli control, was established without any building permits. The encampment is located in the strategically important E-1 area between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim, one of the largest Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Israel also recently approved housing permits for...
  • North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

    05/24/2018 5:31:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said on Thursday (May 24), in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the United States. Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction. “There was a huge explosion, you could feel it. Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud,”...
  • SR 99 tunnel slated for fall opening: What to know about tolling, viaduct closure & more

    04/21/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Q13 FOX ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tyler Slauson
    SEATTLE -- Bertha finished boring the path for a new tunnel under Seattle nearly one year ago. Since then, construction crews have finished installing a double-deck highway end-to-end inside the tunnel. That leaves crews to finish installing and testing the $3.2 billion tunnel's advanced operational and safety systems. So when will the tunnel open? How much will tolls cost? And what happens to the Alaskan Way Viaduct? When will the tunnel open and what happens to the viaduct? After the tunnel is finished, crews will close the Alaskan Way Viaduct for several weeks to realign the highway to the tunnel....
  • IDF forces destroy Jewish homes in Netiv Ha'avot

    11/29/2017 12:25:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/17
    Israeli security forces began the destruction of Jewish homes the Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood of Elazar in Samaria, an IDF source reported. Security forces are working to complete the demolition while ensuring security, law, and order. According to the IDF, the demolitions are being done "as per the request of the political echelon." Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne'eman said, "It's very said that we have reached this moment. We've lost control and we've lost sovereignty. People tell us that this is 'the rule of law' but really, i's a loss of control and the destruction of law. Not only...
  • Over a thousand people gather in protest of upcoming demolitions

    11/18/2017 2:50:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/17 | Eliran Aharon
    Embedded Video, no You Tube link Over a thousand people from all over Israel participated on Saturday night in an event supporting the residents of Elazar's Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood. Participants called on the Israeli government to legalize the neighborhood and prevent the upcoming expulsions and destruction. Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Neeman said, "The best of our youth has come to support Netiv Ha'avot. Hundreds of youth have come to dance and eat a melaveh malka (Saturday night meal) organized by Ofra's youth. Come support us!" A spokesperson from Netiv Ha'avot Headquarters said, "Our struggle continues, and approximately a...
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Ofra evictions: 8 homes evacuated, 8 officers injured (Title change)

    02/28/2017 2:53:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 28, 2017 [02/28/17 06:33 | updated: 13:44] | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Video The evacuation of nine houses in the Givat Tzvi neighborhood of Ofra commenced just after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, after Border Police officers sealed off access to the homes slated for demolition. Hundreds of demonstrators faced off against security forces deployed to the town, with some protesters barricading themselves inside houses facing demolition. Prior to the evacuation, more than 100 Border Police officers deployed around the nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra. Officers blocked off access to the Givat Tzvi neighborhood, isolating the area ahead of the evacuation. In addition, security forces surrounded each of the nine homes...
  • I Haven't Demolished Enough

    02/26/2017 11:03:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Derech Chaim
    Here is the translation: With these hands I signed the deportation / I’m always determined against the settlers / I’m here for you, Adalah and Yesh Din (two anti-Zionist NGOs) / Submit petitions, I’m waiting for you. Ay, I haven’t Demolished Enough Yet / The Jews are building too much / Ay, I haven’t Demolished Enough Yet / I’m working on it, count on me. I haven’t put enough soldiers in jail / There’s much to improve in protecting terrorists / So come on, B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence / Submit more claims and get another ruling Ay, I haven’t...
  • Massachusetts Turnpike: EZ-Pass Replaces Cash, Toll Booths Now a Thing of the Past

    11/12/2016 1:03:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 30, 2016 | Ryan Anthony
    The Massachusetts Turnpike is in uncharted water as EZ Pass has replaced cash along the state’s turnpike system and many toll collectors have been laid off. In a world where many systems have gone electronic from payment for movies to parking, it was only a matter of time before the personless, electronic system eventually took over toll roads, as well. Along the Massachusetts Turnpike, it happened this weekend with toll collectors working their last shifts and the state moving quickly to tear down the booths where collections happened for decades. According to the Boston Globe, the new cashless collections system...
  • Feds blame Elgin company for worker's death on I-90 bridge

    11/04/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 17, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    Federal regulators rebuked an Elgin demolition company and fined it $152,000 for safety violations leading to a worker's death on a Jane Addams Tollway bridge in Des Plaines this spring. Vicente Santoyo of Berwyn, a father of four, was standing in a lift cutting bracing between two beams to be removed from the bridge at Touhy Avenue when one rolled off a concrete support April 5, falling on him. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators cited Santoyo's employer and tollway subcontractor Omega Demolition Corp. for "overstressing" the 40-ton horizontal beam during demolition. That means the beam wasn't adequately supported,...
  • 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...