My assumption is that Israel’s Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu would not have done what is described below to the Kumi Ori neighborhood unless it was part of groundwork for Trump’s Deal of the Century:
Destruction of the Kumi Ori neighborhood of Yitzhar
On the morning of April 22, a large number of police forces destroyed the houses of four families and additional structures in the Kumi Ori neighborhood of Yitzhar. Neriya Zarog whose house was destroyed, was detained.
Honenu Attorney Nati Rom went to the police station to assist the detainee: “This morning a force of 500 policemen, most of whom were not protected [with regards to the Coronavirus] and therefore endangered their lives and the lives of the residents, arrived at Yitzhar, destroyed seven buildings, and detained residents without cause. One of the residents, who was in his house with his family, was brutally detained. This is unacceptable, certainly at a time of emergency such as this.”
See here for an update on the Hasdai family’s house that was destroyed.
Court order to release Neriya Zarog
On April 22, Petah Tikva Magistrates Court Judge Merav Kafir rejected a police request to distance Zarog from Yitzhar and ordered his unconditional release. Zarog was detained by policemen who took his children from his arms. He refused to be released from the police station on condition of signing on an order distancing him from Yitzhar for 15 days: “I won’t sign on a distancing order from my home.”
In November 2019 Zarog also preferred to remain in remand rather sign on an administrative distancing order: “I want very much to be released. However I cannot sign on something against my conscience.”
Police and border police prevent Zarog family from returning home
On April 23, Police and border police forces prevented the Zarog family, and other families, from returning to the Kumi Ori neighborhood in Yitzhar in which they reside. The policemen at the scene justified their refusal with the fact that because their houses were destroyed the previous day, they are no longer residents of the neighborhood. Zarog, his children, his wife, who was in her ninth month of pregnancy, and an additional family attempted to construct tents at the entrance to the neighborhood. Additional Yitzhar residents arrived on the scene to protest in support of the families.
Honenu Attorney Nati Rom: “My client returned to his home. He has been a permanent resident of the site for several years. The law determines that a closed military order is not binding on residents of the site…”
For further background on what results to expect from Trump’s Deal of the Century, see