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State of Palestine: Illegal settlers clash with Israeli Border Police00:59

State of Palestine: Illegal settlers clash with Israeli Border Police

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Beit El
July 28, 2015 at 17:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli security forces after border police evicted squatters who had barricaded themselves in buildings scheduled for demolition in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, Tuesday. Fifty protesters were detained in the the scuffles but no charges have yet to be reported.

The settlers clashed with the Border Police after they refused to evacuate the so-called 'Dreinof' structure, which is one of two apartment buildings that is to be demolished at the behest of the ruling Israeli High Court of Justice. Police attempted to take control of the building, reportedly using pepper spray on the settlers.

Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are deemed illegal under international law according to article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The article prohibits an occupying power transferring citizens from its own land to the land of an occupied territory. Israel disputes the article being applied to the Palestinian territories, as they say the State has not assisted in the movement of citizens to illegal settlements. This view is rejected by the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

State of Palestine: Illegal settlers clash with Israeli Border Police00:59
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Hundreds of Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli security forces after border police evicted squatters who had barricaded themselves in buildings scheduled for demolition in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, Tuesday. Fifty protesters were detained in the the scuffles but no charges have yet to be reported.

The settlers clashed with the Border Police after they refused to evacuate the so-called 'Dreinof' structure, which is one of two apartment buildings that is to be demolished at the behest of the ruling Israeli High Court of Justice. Police attempted to take control of the building, reportedly using pepper spray on the settlers.

Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are deemed illegal under international law according to article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The article prohibits an occupying power transferring citizens from its own land to the land of an occupied territory. Israel disputes the article being applied to the Palestinian territories, as they say the State has not assisted in the movement of citizens to illegal settlements. This view is rejected by the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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