IDF arrests 8 'hilltop youth' activists in Jericho

Jewish youths barricade themselves in ancient synagogue in West Bank town; further group able to flee, enters town.

November 13, 2010 23:36
IDF arrests 8 'hilltop youth' activists in Jericho

settler kid clash with IDF 248 ap. (photo credit: AP)

IDF soldiers on Saturday detained at least eight Jewish youths who barricaded themselves in an ancient synagogue in the West Bank town of Jericho

A further group of young Jews were able to flee and managed to enter the town.

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Most of the right-wing activists are members of "the hilltop youth" who operate in the West Bank.

The activists departed from different communities in Binyamin area and managed to hold a prayer session at the Na'aran synagogue earlier in the day.

Another 15 activists said they were planning to barricade themselves at the Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue in Jericho.

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