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  Shvat 10, 5773 , 21/01/13

Samarian Arab Outpost Uprooted Without Incident

The Israel Defense Forces removed four tents and a building under construction near a Samarian (Shomron) village, Monday morning, according to military sources cited by Agence France PresseThe sources told AFP that in addition to demolishing the structures near Beit Iksa, on the northwestern outskirts of Jerusalem, "20 Palestinians at the site were evicted without incident."

On Sunday night, the army said three of the tents and the building were on land owned by the Jewish state, and the fourth tent was on the route of a planned separation barrier. Activists set up the encampment on Friday to protest against Israel's intention to confiscate at least 596 dunam (124 acres) of land near the village.

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