Right-wingers protest evacuation in J'lem

February 1, 2006 18:13


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About 100 Israeli right-wing activists demonstrated on Wednesday at the main entrance to Jerusalem in protest over the violent evacuation of a West Bank outpost, police said. The protestors were prevented by police from blocking traffic on the main highway leading into the capital. One demonstrator was arrested on the scene. The protestors intermittently pelted police with stones, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. No injuries were reported. Twenty other people held a similarly peaceful protest against the Amona evacuation at Zion Square in downtown Jerusalem. Later in the afternoon, several tires were set on fire on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway near Latrun, police said. 13 additional tires ready for use were found on the scene. Then in the evening, several dozen right-wing protesters angered over the violent outpost evacuation pelted police with stones at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem, police said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but a police vehicle was damaged by a stone. Three demonstrators were arrested on the scene.

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