Five structures and two tents were raised in the illegal settlement outpost of Ramat Migro in the Northern West Bank on Wednesday morning. Two teenage girls were arrested for allegedly throwing a paint bottle at police during clashes between the Israeli military and the settlers. The settlement outpost, which has been demolished several times in the past, was declared a closed military zone to allow for the demolitions.
Israeli human rights groups Peace Now is said to be behind the petition to remove the illegal outpost.
According to YNet, the Israeli military policy in the last year has been not to demolish permanent structures in illegal West Bank settlements, but only impermanent ones like tents and trailers. Over 2000 new structures have been built in Israeli settlements in the West Bank during that time period, and those structures were allowed and, in some cases, encouraged by the Israeli government.
All Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, but Israeli policy considers most of these land seizures to be acceptable under Israeli law.