Bronze 2018 / Editorial / Conflict

Evacuation of The Israeli Settlement Amona

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    Bronze in Editorial/Conflict
  • Company
    Epa
  • Photographer
    Abir Sultan

From its earliest days, Amona was an illegal military outpost, which was settled in August 1995 near Ofra. The settlement’s land was privately owned by local Palestinians. In 1996 three caravans were set up and inhabited by settlers. Over time more families joined, and prior to late 2005 some thirty families lived on an area of approximately 400 dunams.In February 2006, the inhabitants of nine illegal permanent buildings were evacuated and the buildings demolished, after the police force evacuated thousands of barricaded demonstrators. In 2008, several Palestinian landowners appealed to the