West Bank settlement of Amona successfully evacuated despite bitter resistance

Israeli security forces have successfully evacuated the West Bank outpost of Amona, after a full day and night of facing bitter opposition from residents and right wing activists that hoped to prevent the court-ordered decision. Several clashes were reported, as the Jewish activists hurled rocks and bleach at the Israeli forces operating in the outpost. 14 officers were lightly-injured during the operation and were taken to hospitals in Jerusalem for further treatment.

“More than 3,000 police officers are involved in the operation, both including border police and riot police. 14 police officers have been injured from stones and liquids that have been thrown at them,” said Micky Rosenfeld, Police Spokesman. Accompanied by clashes, the police removed approximately 400 young people from the Jewish outpost. Thirteen of them were arrested for obstructing the police operation.