The outpost was populated by two families and several young Israeli settlers
An illegal outpost in the northern West Bank settlement of Shiloh was evacuated on Wednesday by Israeli police and Civil Administration forces.
The evacuation sparked protests and clashes between Israeli authorities and demonstrators, as 50 people - mostly settlers - attempted to impede the clearing of the Geulat Zion outpost, The Jerusalem Post (The Post) reported.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers.
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A video posted to social media shows an officer struggling with a young woman.
Protesters reportedly threw stones at the authorities, damaging three vehicles, the Kan public broadcaster reported.
Under Israeli law, an outpost is an unauthorized, illegal Israeli settlement within the West Bank.
Geulat Zion, under the jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, was populated by two families and several young Israeli settlers.
Authorities also demolished two other structures in the evacuation process, according to The Post.
“At a time when areas in the south are being conquered by massive unauthorized construction, the government chose to enforce the destruction of Jewish homes that come to settle the land,” Itamar Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Otzma Yehudit faction said.
Ben Gvir was possibly referring to widespread construction by Bedouin communities - nomadic Arab tribes - in southern Israel.
According to the Israeli army, there were 67 reports of such incidents during this year’s olive harvest (late-August through November) compared to 42 last year, ToI reported.