Israeli troops dismantle second Palestinian outpost

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli troops dismantled a Palestinian tent city, the second erected in recent days in the Jerusalem area.

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The soldiers entered the Palestinian outpost in northwest Jerusalem near Beit Iksa on Monday morning and began to take down the four tents and the structure serving as a mosque. The military used bulldozers to remove the structures, according the Palestinian Maan news agency.

Twenty Palestinian protesters were also at the site, and they were removed peacefully, according to reports.

The Bab al-Karama, or Gate of Dignity, Village was founded on Jan 29.

It is the second Palestinian outpost established last week, and the second to be dismantled. Israeli troops late last week dismantled a Palestinian tent city erected in the controversial E1 corridor between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.

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