Binyamin police and the IDF detained for questioning overnight three Hashmonaim residents suspected of planning to erect an illegal outpost in the West Bank at the beginning of next week.
Forces discovered equipment that was thought to be planned for use in the establishment of the outpost as well as what security officials called "propaganda material." The three refused to cooperate with their investigators and claimed that that probe was politically motivated. On Tuesday, settlement activists said that they intend to preempt the political agenda of territorial concessions by creating five new West Bank outposts during Succot.
According to one of the organizers, Datya Yitzhaki, some 25 families are ready to defy security forces and establish the new communities on Sunday.
Meanwhile Ha'aretz is reporting that the Jerusalem municipality can find room to authorize another 1900 homes for Arabs - in Jerusalem. Go figure.