Israel Police and Civil Administration officials destroyed the Givat Or Meir outpost in the Binyamin region of Samaria on Wednesday afternoon.
Security personnel demolished a residential building and a sheep pen, according to reports.
Residents claim that the police employed “severe” violence against them during the demolition. One resident was arrested and another was severely beaten until his hand was broken, they said. Medics dressed the victim’s hand and took him to the hospital.
It was the second outpost security forces destroyed on Wednesday, the first being Givat Sde Yonatan, located in the same region.
“The campaign of destruction continues: A few minutes ago, police forces raided Givat Or Meir, near the settlement of Ofra in Binyamin, and began demolishing the buildings on the hill,” tweeted Elisha Yered, an activist in the region and one of the founders of Givat Sde Yonatan.
“This is another hill[top community] that was also established about six months ago, and it seems that the goal of the [security] forces is to ‘straighten the line’ and make sure that all the new points that were established in the last year are evacuated,” Yered wrote.
Knesset member Limor Son Har-Melech of the Otzma Yehudit Party, took to X, formerly Twitter, responding to the destruction of the first outpost. She criticized Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the Religious Zionism Party, who is also in charge of civilian matters in Judea and Samaria.
“What’s gives, Bezalel? Police forces and the Civil Administration are now wreaking havoc on Givat Sde Yonatan in Binyamin. The youth building is being evacuated, the goat pen is being torn to pieces and all the equipment is being confiscated and put on a truck. Our right-wing government has apparently forgotten what it was elected for,” Son Har-Melech wrote.