4 arrested right-wing activists flee military vehicle

Four right-wing activists who were arrested late Wednesday during the evacuation of a West Bank outpost fled from a military vehicle with the help of their friends. The friends blocked the car and punctured the tires, before opening the doors of the vehicle and cutting the plastic handcuffs that were placed on the arrested youths. An official in the IDF Central Command told Army Radio on Thursday that the activists were "a gang of punks."