Israeli troops dismantle Palestinian outpost
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Israeli troops dismantle Palestinian outpost

Five demonstrators injured as IDF removes al-Manatir encampment, the fourth to be evacuated in the West Bank in recent weeks

An Israeli border policeman stands in front of Palestinian activists in preparation to removing an outpost, January 19, 2013. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
An Israeli border policeman stands in front of Palestinian activists in preparation to removing an outpost, January 19, 2013. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Israeli troops dismantled a Palestinian outpost in the West Bank.

The al-Manatir encampment — comprising four tents and five metal shacks — was set up recently near the Palestinian city of Nablus. It is the fourth Palestinian outpost established and dismantled in recent weeks.

Soldiers surrounded the outpost and used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the Palestinian activists, who threw rocks at the soldiers. Five Palestinians were hurt during the evacuation on Saturday, according to reports.

Also Saturday, Jewish settlers and Palestinian activists clashed at the site of the outpost, throwing rocks at each other.

In January security forces removed another Palestinian outpost near Jerusalem.

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