January 26, 2010 - 1:00am

Israeli settlers on Tuesday unveiled the latest weapon in their battle against government restrictions on building in the West Bank - an 'instant outpost' that can be put up in minutes, Army Radio reported.

The tent, a creation of a team of activists including an engineer and West Bank resident recently released from military service, has been specially designed to aid settlers in their cat and mouse game with authorities on West Bank hilltops.

Each unit can be joined to neighboring structures, all with windows, flooring and heating. Having completed a working prototype, the team now hopes to begin full-scale production of tents in two sizes.

The structures will retail at NIS 1,000 to NIS 2,000 apiece. Development was funded entirely by donations.

Most importantly, perhaps, the tents can not only be erected in next to no time but can also be removed at the first sign of trouble from the security forces - and whisked away to form a new 'instant outpost' elsewhere.


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