Israeli Government Razes Illegal Settlement Buildings

Early this morning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), police, and civil administrators razed two buildings in Mitzpe Yitzhar in the West Bank. The structures in the settlement outpost, the name given to nascent settlements of often ramshackle buildings, were constructed illegally according to Israeli law. Despite attempts to halt the action, the demolition went off without incident. The move comes on the heels of an attack by right-wing settlers on an IDF base. Here’s a photo of a destroyed home from this morning: