Israel demolishes structures erected at illegal Homesh outpost after terror attack
Israeli forces raze structures installed at the illegal Homesh outpost following a deadly terrorist attack nearby, according to Israeli officials.
Homesh Settlement was officially abandoned in 2005 as part of the so-called disengagement plan of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Soon after, however, settlers established an illegal yeshiva at the site in the northern West Bank.
On Thursday evening, Palestinian terrorists opened fire on a car full of students near Homesh’s yeshiva, killing one of them, Yehuda Dimentman, and injuring two others.
After the attack, the settlers went up to the outpost and built a number of other structures in protest.
This morning, the IDF declared the site a closed military site and representatives of the Defense Ministry’s Civil Authority, guarded by Israel Police officers, visited the site and demolished the buildings in Newly constructed plywood, a spokesperson for Israel’s military liaison with the Palestinians confirmed. .
Video footage from Homesh shows bulldozers demolishing some of the structures.
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It is not immediately clear whether the current yeshiva building, which was built illegally years ago, was also demolished.