Israeli police evict settlers in the West Bank outpost

5B33F753-B0A6-4AAD-B3D8-FA98E7694B37_w987_r1_sJERUSALEM — Jewish settFlers clashed Wednesday with Israeli security forces that moved in to evacuate the illegal outpost of Amona in the West Bank. Dozens of settlers threw stones, burned tires and set up barricades to hinder the advance of 3,000 police and soldiers.

“The situation today is unbelievable and illogical,” said settlement leader Yossi Dagan. “It is unthinkable that a nationalist Israeli government would uproot” a Jewish community in the historical Land of Israel.

Amona is the largest of approximately 100 outposts in the West Bank that are tolerated by the government, but not officially authorized. The community was built in the 1990s on a rugged hilltop and is home to about 330 people, including 50 families.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.