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Israeli troops dismantle fifth Palestinian West Bank outpost

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli troops evacuated Palestinian and foreign activists attempting to erect a Palestinian outpost in the West Bank.

On Saturday, the soldiers dismantled a tent and removed the equipment brought to the site near Mount Hebron by some 30 activists, according to reports.

Canaan, as the activists called the outpost, was the fifth Palestinian outpost in the West Bank to be dismantled in the last five weeks.