Clashes erupt when Israel dismantles West Bank illegal resettlements

Violence erupted Wednesday as Israeli forces began evacuating settlers from the West Bank outpost of Amona to comply with a court order that ruled the homes were erected illegally on private Palestinian land. Unarmed police ascended the hill around midday.

People created makeshift barricades from tiles, metal bars and large rocks to slow the advance of police. The dismantlement of the outpost pits radical settlers against the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which generally supports expanded Israeli settlements on land also claimed by Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Wednesday has warned that unilateral activities will obstruct efforts to implement the two-state solution and called on both sides to return to the negotiating table with respect to the UN resolutions and international law.

Source: VOV5