Shoving matches broke out at the end of Rothschild Boulevard on
Sunday evening, where a group of settlers and supporters have set up
tents calling for the housing crisis to be solved by massive building in
the West Bank.
The skirmishes started after a passerby began shouting at the
settlers and then dragged two of their tents into the streets, at which
point several of the settlers swarmed into the street and a shoving
The atmosphere was already tense at the end of the boulevard, where a
group of four youths lay underneath a tent, with signs saying “this is
your solution” and “housing isn’t built on top of other people” among
Last Thursday night, two people were arrested by police on suspicion
of having set one of the settlers’ tents on fire. Throughout the night
shouting and some skirmishes broke place, though no other arrests were
made and no injuries were reported.