9 far-right activists arrested for entering IDF base

Youths break into West Bank base at Beit El to protest plans by IDF to evacuate outposts, none injured.

April 27, 2012 15:47
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Nine far-right activists were arrested on Friday after breaking into the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division at Beit El in the West Bank, police said. The youths came to protest plans by the IDF to evacuate outposts, and tried to carry out a disturbance, police added.

The youths arrived as part of a larger group of 15 activists. After the nine tried to enter the base, they were arrested by IDF guards for trespassing. A Judea and Samaria police unit arrive on the scene, and took the youths to a local police station for questioning.

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No injuries were reported in the incident.

All of the suspects were later released but banned from approaching the base.

The incident came just four days before the Ulpana outpost on the outskirts of Beit El was scheduled to be razed, pending a government appeal to the High Court to delay the demolition by 90 days.

In December, right-wing activists broke into the IDF's Ephraim Brigade headquarters in the West Bank, burning tires, spreading nails on the road and throwing stones at vehicles.

The activists were demonstrating against the evacuation of the Ramat G‎ilad settlement.

Jpost Staff contributed to this report

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