A Dozen IDF Soldiers Guard Empty West Bank Outpost While Settlers Take Break for the Holiday

Israeli reserve troops spend Passover watching over a cluster of empty settler homes long designated for demolition while residents spend holiday elsewhere with their families.

On Sunday night, one of the reserve soldiers sent to guard the outpost next to the Negohot settlement used the final night of Passover to kick a soccer ball around. Wearing civilian clothes and his gun, he played on a small pitch in the center of the outpost in the South Hebron Hills. He gave up after a few minutes because he couldn’t find...