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Security forces dismantle illegal West Bank outpost Ramat Migron

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Israeli forces dismantled the illegal outpost of Ramat Migron in the West Bank overnight Wednesday-Thursday and evacuated settler activists who were living there.

The Civil Administration, which oversees day-to-day management of the West Bank, said that security forces removed illegally built structures erected at the site “in accordance with the authorities and procedures, as well as subject to operational considerations.”

Three families had lived in the outpost along with several youths. The homes of the families were destroyed, along with other structures at the site, settlement activists said on social media.

“We woke up at 4 in the morning to banging at the door. Before we had the chance to find out who it was, ten police officers barged in and told us we need to leave the premise immediately,” one settler was cited as saying.

One report said police had confiscated cellphones from some of the settlers during the operation.

Responding to the reports, far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir of the Religious Zionism party criticized the government for what he called........

© The Times of Israel

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