Analysts say all outposts are a backdoor to keep claiming Palestinian land after Israel committed to freezing settlements in the Oslo Accords in 1993.
By Anchal Vohra | Al Jazeera | July 8, 2021
“Israel’s settler-colonial project that started a century ago has a clear goal: maximum land with minimum Palestinian people,”
— Ines Abdel Razak, a member of the Palestinian think-tank Al-Shabaka
In early May, more than 50 Jewish families packed their bags and moved to a hilltop in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory.
They quickly erected modular homes, a synagogue, a nursery, and even dug a playground to claim a piece of land they neither purchased nor inherited.
These settlers called it the Evyatar outpost, after Evyatar Borosky – a Jewish man killed in 2013 allegedly by a Palestinian.
All settlements or outposts – a backdoor to keep claiming Palestinian land after Israel committed to freezing settlements in the Oslo Accords in 1993 – are deemed illegal under international law.
The Evyatar outpost stood out because it was illegal under Israeli law, too.