Palestinians, leftists build mock `outpost' to protest settlement expansion

Palestinian and left-wing activists built a mock "Palestinian outpost" in the West Bank on Saturday to protest ongoing settlement expansion. In an area between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, demonstrators set up a small house, complete with a concrete foundation, and raised Palestinian flags. The fake outpost was meant to draw attention to continued settlement activity and about 30 Palestinians, Israelis and foreigners participated in the protest.