Israel: Police Arrive in Amona to Expel Jews From Their Homes
Officers from the Yassam unit of the Israel Police arrive in the Amona area in preparation for the eviction and expulsion of Jews from their homes and land.
Officers from the Yassam unit of the Israel Police arrived in the Amona area early Wednesday morning.
They took a position on a nearby hill. Several youths who arrived in the area were preparing to block the entrance to the town.
On Tuesday, the IDF ordered the residents to leave their homes within a day and locals estimated that the eviction could start as soon as 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Residents of Amona held an assessment of the situation overnight Tuesday, following which they called on the government to implement the draft plan for the town’s relocation.
“Unfortunately, the government hastens to destroy Amona in an inexplicable way,” said Avichai Boaron, head of the campaign to save the town.
“This afternoon the Supreme Court held a comprehensively hearing on the question of absentee property draft plan, in which great efforts were invested by all parties, and in particular by the residents. The Court declared that it would announce its ruling as soon as possible. However, at this moment the government instructed the military not to wait for the decision of the Supreme Court and is planning to begin the evacuation of Amona at 6:00 in the morning contrary to all logic,” he added.
“The residents of Amona agreed last month to the absentee property draft, with the Prime Minister and Minister of Education promising to do everything in their power to maintain it. The state decided to kick this plan just before its implementation and again violate the agreement it reached with the residents and create unnecessary tension and evictions. We call on the political echelon: Calm down. Respect the agreement. Let the court decide. Amona will not fall again,” declared Boaron.