Activists cleared from border; 17 arrested

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December 13, 2011 01:46

 
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Seventeen right-wing activists were arrested Monday past midnight, according to Israel Police, after a group of about thirty broke into a closed military zone along the Jordanian border and occupied an old building. Among those arrested were three minors.

Security forces evacuated the activists after the group refused to leave voluntarily.

According to the IDF, the activists breached the fence near the area of Kasr al-Yehud, but did not cross the international border between the two countries. They were, however, threatening to do so according to Channel 2.

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