Israeli police remove Jewish settlers from West Bank outpost

Israeli paramilitary police dragged dozens of Jewish settlers out of an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank . More than 20 officers were hurt during violent resistance to the evacuation. They were injured by stones thrown by the settlers, many of them teenagers, or in scuffles, and were taken to hospital for treatment. Settlers had set up two caravans at the Amona outpost last month, in what they described as a protest against a recent surge in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank. ,Two years ago, Amona’s 300 settlers were removed by police after the Supreme Court ruled it had been built illegally and without Israeli government authorization on privately-owned Palestinian land in 1995.
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