Jewish settlers are resisting plans to relocate them from private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Israel's supreme court gave the residents of Amona until December 25 to move out, before the settlement is torn down.
Donald Trump has pompously said, "It is time to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." But his words are no more than an insulting provocation showing he couldn't care less about the region or its inhabitants.
Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, has called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, after US President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday. Violent protests have erupted in the West Bank.
Israel has started construction of its first new settlement in the West Bank in nearly two decades. Palestinians accused Israel of undermining US efforts to restart peace talks.
Amid clashes and pleading by residents, Israeli police on Wednesday began the forcible evacuation of the Amona outpost in the West Bank. Although the government has promised more settler homes, the rift is set to deepen.
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