Nine arrested in police-settler clashes in Givat Ronen

Police carrying out arrest in W. Bank outpost allegedly attacked by settlers, use tear gas; MK Ben-Ari slams police violence.

March 30, 2011 02:27
BORDER POLICE stand in front of a home near the Har Bracha settlement yesterday.

Har Bracha 311. (photo credit: Shimshon Sochi/Samaria Citizens’ Committee)


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Clashes between police and settlers broke out in the West Bank outpost of Givat Ronen late Tuesday night, Army Radio reported..

Police were attempting to carry out an arrest in the outpost when police car windows were smashed and tires slashed. Police officers used tear gas to subdue the settlers during the incident, after which nine people were arrested.

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National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari responded to the incident in which he believed the police used excessive force.

"[Public Security Minister] Yitzhak Aharonovitch must remember that he is not Gaddafi and that any government that uses violence against its citizens and collectively punishes them will not last."

About 25 families live in the outpost of Givat Ronen, which is south of Nablus.

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