Soliders stoned, settlers arrested as IDF destroys illegal settlement buildings

Ben Sales

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Settlers threw stones and tires at Israeli soldiers as they demolished four buildings in two illegal West Bank settlement outposts.

The Israel Defense Forces arrested three of the settlers during the incident, according to Israeli news site Walla. No injuries were reported.

The demolitions took place at the outposts of Maoz Esther and Ge’ulat Zion in the northern West Bank. The outposts are near the Palestinian town of Duma, where Jewish extremists allegedly firebombed two houses last month, burning a family inside and killing a father and baby.

This is not the first time the IDF has encountered violence in demolishing settlement structures. Soldiers confrinted riots in the settlement of Beit El last month as they destroyed illegally built apartment buildings.

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