There are reports that home demolitions are about to take place in Yehuda and Shomron. 0404 News reports that in the past days, yishuv leaders and council heads received notification in writing regarding homes that are slated for demolition. 0404 reports the letters detailed dozens of buildings and their exact location as well as photos. According to the letter, which was sent by the offices of area IDF battalion commanders, the demolitions may begin as soon as the coming days.
A resident of Gush Shilo who lives in one of the communities appearing on the list received the notification from the regional council. He is quoted saying “I can only hope this bizarre plan will not be actualized for there will be pandemonium”.
A source in the Ministry of Defense explains “We are dealing with an accumulation of illegal buildings and they have decided to address this now. We spoke with yishuv leaders to explain it would be wise to speak to the families in addition to finding them alternative living arrangements to avoid the process turning violent”.
Yossi Dagan, who heads the Shomron Regional Council is quoted explaining some of the demolitions should have occurred already but he managed to push them off.
A security establishment official explains due to the ongoing wave of Arab terror attacks, there is a manpower shortage and this is why they have not yet addressed the demolitions.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)