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Illegal West Bank settlement outpost cleared

Illegal West Bank settlement outpost cleared

Israel says it has finished evacuating some 30 settler families from an illegal West Bank outpost.
The Ulpana outpost was evacuated in two phases, with the second set of families leaving Thursday night. Police say residents left peacefully, but 15 settlers from outside Ulpana barricaded themselves inside one apartment to protest the eviction.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says officers broke down doors to remove the resisters and arrested six people.
The evacuation began on Tuesday.
Israel's Supreme Court ordered the outpost dismantled by July 1 because it was built on privately owned Palestinian land. Israel considers such construction illegal, while allowing construction elsewhere in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinians claim all of the West Bank for a future state and consider all Israeli settlement there illegal.


Updated : 2021-01-15 22:15 GMT+08:00