The JPost quotes "Itzhak Makover" -- a relative of the Carlebach family, whose home was destroyed.
Resident Itzhak Makover said that border policemen and soldiers arrived at their small outpost of 20 families around 4 a.m., surrounded the home, which was built over a year ago, and destroyed it. He added that the man who lived in the house had only one leg [Jameel adds, and the man's wife gave birth by C-section 2 weeks earlier]So the Ministry of Construction helps build the community and then Defense Minister Ehud Barak sends in the troops to destroy the home at 4 AM.
Before arriving at the outpost, located just south of Jerusalem in Gush Etzion, the IDF took down the telephone lines, Makover said.
But they left the cellphones intact, he said and added that he was alerted to the IDF presence by the guard in the nearby Tekoa settlement.
By the time he got there, the IDF was already destroying the home, Makover said.
Tekoa residents believe that the outpost, which is made up mostly of caravans, is part of their settlement.
According to the 2005 Sasson Report, the outpost is located 1.8 kilometers outside of the settlement. According to the report it was erected in 2001 without the necessary permits, but with NIS 150,000 from the Ministry of Construction and Housing.
Here are some exclusive photos of the home's destruction taken by Shilo Kinarti.
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4 AM: Ehud Barak's Tractor begins to destroy the home.
A Masked border policeman observes.
Why is his face masked?
A couple watches the destruction:
After the destruction is over, the troops leave.
If you wish to help the Carlebach family rebuild their home, donations can be sent to
Bank Mizrahi branch #454, account #158982.
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