Resident of the Gush Emunim movement at OFRA northeast of Ramallah this morning cut through the fences and began to expand their settlement.
settler cutting fence
setting up tents
Intvu with settler: "We have to have extra land, if we can get more land and increase Jewish population we can prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. If we can't do that and a Palestinian state is set up there will be no alternative to a war coming here".
Army moves in
Army evacuating settlers (peacefully)
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Background: Resident of the Gush Emunim movement at OFRA northeast of Ramallah this morning cut through the fences and began to expand their settlement. The resident s want the tenants of their original settlement agreement fulfilled and prevent the occurrence of another Kiryat Arba situation The army was called in later in the morning and by midday the settlers were evacuated.