Nearly two years after the eviction of the Israeli settlement of Amona in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli police took him away again, settlers of the place. It came to violence.

In the two buildings would have had dozens of people holed up, informed the border police. Around 300 opponents have thrown stones and barbed wire, according to the security forces and burned tires. 23 police officers had been injured. Seven people were arrested as a result.

In February 2017 Israel had vacated the settlement to the North-East of the Palestinian administration center Ramallah, large police presence. The unapproved settlement was on Palestinian private land. The Highest court in Jerusalem had ordered that the place should be dissolved, with its around 280 inhabitants. The Israeli government built in the proximity of a new settlement for the residents of Amona.

had prepared the reports According to Israeli media in the past few weeks, settlers have two mobile homes on the former area of Amona. The settlers said they had bought the land, reported the newspaper “Haaretz”. According to the border police, a court in Jerusalem ordered on Wednesday the evacuation.

Israel had conquered in 1967 in the six day war, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem. There are more than 600,000 Israeli settlers now live in more than 200 settlements. The Palestinians want the territories for their own state with East Jerusalem as its capital.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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