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Israeli settlers, security forces clash over West Bank outposts

Despite their dismantling by Israeli security forces, hundreds of Jewish settlers are determined to stay at seven makeshift outposts across the West Bank.
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Israeli police officers and IDF soldiers dismantled seven illegal encampments across the West Bank overnight. The seven sites, established by far-right militants and settlers, included three in the Samaria district in the north of the West Bank, two in the Binyamin district and two in the Judea region in the south of the West Bank.

The Nahala settlement group had been preparing to set up the outposts for several months, collecting some five million shekels and organizing conferences and meetings in homes of activists. The project was designed to embarrass then-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his pro-settler Yamina party, which is part of the coalition.

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