Freeze inspectors, settlers clash in West Bank


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A border guard and 11 settlers were injured when Civil Administration inspectors attempted to reinforce the construction freeze in a West Bank settlement.

A clash broke out between residents of Tzofim and police when the inspectors attempted to enter the settlement to remove building equipment that they said was being used in violation of the 10-month freeze.

Tzofim is located about two miles east of the Green Line, north of the Palestinian town of Kalkilya and near  the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba.

About 60 teens tried to block the inspectors from entering the settlement by  laying rocks in the road. Construction workers and residents tried to stop the inspectors from confiscating the equipment.

It was the first such incident in eight days.

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