JERUSALEM — 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.
SOURCE: VOA News Online