Israeli troops dismantle second Palestinian outpost


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli troops dismantled a Palestinian tent city, the second erected in recent days in the Jerusalem area.

The soldiers entered the Palestinian outpost in northwest Jerusalem near Beit Iksa on Monday morning and began to take down the four tents and the structure serving as a mosque. Bulldozers removed the structures, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

Twenty Palestinian protesters were removed peacefully  from Bab al-Karama, or Gate of Dignity, according to reports. The outpost was founded on Jan 18.

It was the second Palestinian outpost established last week, and the second to be dismantled. Israeli troops late last week dismantled a Palestinian tent city erected in the controversial E-1 corridor between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.

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