|Yesterday (28-7-2015) at the T Junction to Beit El, Photo by Batya Medad|
Protesting the demolition of the residential building wasn't allowed.
One of the disadvantages of Beit El is that there is only one road that Jews can use to enter and exit, so the people living there can be stuck in an emergency. I worked in Beit El for many years and know it well. Before this road had been built, you got to Beit El from Jerusalem via Ramalla and then continued on that road, to the west of the present one passing Jelazoon refugee camp, then turning east to Vaadi Charamiya and continuing north to get to Shiloh. Now that road is considered forbidden to Jews. The only apartheid here is discriminating against Jews.
Residents of Beit El, located in Samaria north of Jerusalem, were calling for nationalist MKs to collapse the coalition on Tuesday, after security forces stormed the Draynoff in ahead of demolition despite the nearly completed legalization process for the buildings..."Last week we got our final permission from the (IDF) Civil , and then today we were supposed to go to the Supreme Court in order to request that the discussion be reopened and that the demolition orders be cancelled."But on Monday night, security forces came "like thieves in the night," even while fully "knowing that everything was upright and proper, moments before we were able to put in our request," said (Judy) Simon...
For its part, Likud's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has denied giving the order to seize the buildings, while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he opposes the demolition, calling on the Supreme Court to cancel the demolition orders in light of the Civil Administration building permission which has led to a last-minute petition.
However, speaking to Arutz Sheva, Simon noted that Netanyahu has not kept his campaign promises to build 300 new housing units in Beit El, which has been subject to a two-year covert Jewish building freeze by the last two coalition governments along with the rest of Judea and Samaria as well eastern Jerusalem. (Arutz 7)
A few years ago, Beit El reluctantly agreed to the destruction of some homes near the girls high school in exchange for promises by the government to approve the building of three hundred homes for Jews in Beit El, which is a very popular community and would be much larger if the government would allow for the normal growth according to supply and demand. I'm sure you're not surprised to hear that the homes now being demolished were supposed to be part of that 300 home package.
Prime Minister Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu is pretty quick with his promises but notoriously poor at keeping them.
Security forces has been using force against the Jewish protesters who have been trying to hold onto the buildings.
Border Police and settlers clashed after hundreds of youths refused to evacuate the so-called "Dreinof" structure that the High Court of Justice has ruled must be razed.Following are some photos by Beit El resident Avi Dobuler, which he posted on facebook.
According to reports, the police used pepper spray and other crowd-dispersal methods against the settlers. (Jerusalem Post)