8 Jewish teens arrested blocking road to Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dozens of Jewish teenagers blocked the entrance road to Jerusalem in protest of the settlement construction freeze.

Police arrested eight protesters and held them for questioning. The protesters were moved to the sidewalk, allowing for a free flow of traffic.

The action came hours after police were called to the Maleh Levona settlment near Nablus and Revava near Ariel to protect Civil Administration officials trying to enter the communities to distribute stop-work orders.

Hundreds of young right-wing activists, who physically blocked the roads leading to the communities, stopped the officials. In Revava, girls from the local high school blocked the road.

Ha’aretz reported Monday that right-wing activists are planning demonstrations and to block roads in Jewish communities within the Green Line.

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