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Thursday, June 19, 2003

Jews Against Jews

Arutz Sheva: Evacuation of Mitzpeh Yitzhar is not Going Peacefully

Large forces of army and police are currently evacuating the Mitzpeh Yitzhar outpost in the Shomron - or at least some of its structures. The forces have closed off the roads leading to the area, but many people are continuing to make their way by foot. Hundreds of people are there already.

Daniella Weiss, long-time Yesha activist and Mayor of Kedumim, was one of those who reached the area by foot. "Unfortunately," she told Arutz-7's Ruti Avraham today, "the special forces are using tremendous force, even cruelty, not only against the males, but also against the girls and women." The law is that people must be evacuated only by soldiers or police of their own gender.

Two people were hurt when an army jeep ran over them during the course of the evacuation.

A restraining order has been issued against the destruction of one of the permanent structures at Mitzpeh Yitzhar.

Women-in-Green issued a sharp statement saying, "The Aqaba criminals are worse than the Oslo criminals, as they are releasing murderers and evicting Jews from their homes in the Land of Israel."

The organization calls upon the soldiers not to take part "in the crime of uprooting Jews from the Land of Israel." It further calls upon the NRP and National Union parties to leave the government today.