MK Limor Son Har-Melech (Otzma Yehudit) accused one of the Border Police officers who blocked her from reaching the scene during the uprooting of a Jewish-owned orchard in Samaria Wednesday morning of sexually assaulting her.

"The police commander at the scene ordered three other policemen to form a human chain around me. When, after several minutes, I sought to leave the ring, he told me every time: "We are protecting and guarding you,"" MK Son Har-Melech told Israel National News - Arutz Sheva.

She said that when she attempted to get out of the circle of police officers, “one of them did something that is completely forbidden,” implying that the officer may have sexually assaulted her.

"When I manage to get out of the chain, the same policeman who gave the order to create the chain followed me. He realized that he had done something which is very serious and told me: 'You hit my policeman." At this point it became clear that he was trying to cover up what he had just done." she said.

Dozens of protesters gathered at the Ben-Eliyahu orchard near Shilo to block the demolition of the orchard and olive grove, including several MKs.

Roughly 40 protesters were detained, the Honenu organization reported.

Footage from the demolition shows soldiers violently assaulting demonstrators, and physically blocking MK Limor Son Har-Melech from reaching the scene by forming a small human chain to prevent her from moving eve a few feet in any direction.

Newly-minted MK Tzvi Sukkot (Otzma Yehudit) attempted to prevent the demolition of the orchard, standing in the path of a bulldozer.