Police Evacuate Settlers, Protesters From Ofra Settlement in West Bank Ahead of Home Demolitions

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Israeli police standing ready to evacuate the settlement of Ofra. Photo: Twitter.

Israeli police standing ready to evacuate the settlement of Ofra. Photo: Twitter.

Police began evacuating settlers and hundreds of protesters who gathered in nine buildings in the West Bank settlement of Ofra Tuesday, ahead of a court-ordered demolition of the houses found by the court to have been built without permits on private Palestinian land.

As of Tuesday afternoon, eight police officers had been injured. Two of them were bitten, while the rest were wounded after being struck in the head, chest and arms. Some received treatment on the scene, while others were sent to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus for treatment, police said.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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