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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Judea and Samaria police detained 23 right-wing activists on Tuesday who clashed
with security personnel after the activists illegally entered the Jericho to
pray at the Na’aran synagogue.
Far-right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir said
that as of press time, a number of activists were still in the
He said that the police used excessive force against the
marchers and that six of them had been injured. Once they were in custody, he
said, a driver threw stones at the protesters before they were forced to board
his security vehicle so that they could be taken out of the city.
said that activists had attacked them.
The clashes marked the end of a
three-day march, called “The Jewish Cities,” which began on Sunday at the Shvut
Ami outpost near the Kedumim settlement in Samaria.
The IDF Spokesman’s
Office said the marchers lacked the necessary permits.
blocked their path [at the entry to Jericho], and the group rioted and
through the security forces using violence,” the IDF said. “The group
to riot, and security forces fired tear gas.”
Two demonstrators were
slightly injured but did not require hospitalization. The activists were
from Area A (under full Palestinian Authority control) and handed over
in Ma’aleh Adumim.