Settlers attack security forces during outpost evacuation
11 police officers lightly hurt after being hit with stones, bleach, sticks, eggs and other objects during the evacuation of 10 illegal structures in the Tapuach West outpost; 5 settlers hurt in clashes with security forces; 6 settler youth arrested.
Eleven policemen and five settlers were hurt in clashes during the evacuation of 10 illegal structures in the Tapuach West outpost in the Samaria region of the West Bank on Sunday.
During the evacuation, forces faced other violent forms of resistance from some 20 settler youth, being hit with stones, bleach, sticks, eggs and other objects.
Several other youths were clashing with security forces near the buses at the entrance to the outpost.
The officers, who were lightly hurt, were treated on the scene and did not require hospitalization. Most of the settler youth who were hurt were in light condition as well, and they were all removed from the area.
Six people were arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and violent rioting.
While the settler youth were rioting, the families residing in the illegal structures were evacuating peacefully.
Security forces began the evacuation late Saturday night, closing off the area and removing 1,000 settler youths from it in buses.