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A settler leader was arrested after the Israeli army removed settlers from a West Bank outpost.

Israeli soldiers and police on Thursday morning removed five settlers attempting to erect a tent at the Shvut Ami outpost near Kedumim.

Shortly afterward, right-wing Jewish activists converged on the area to confront the evacuators. Daniela Weiss, the former mayor of Kedumim, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

At the same time, Palestinian olive groves near Kedumim were set on fire allegedly by right-wing activists.

Israeli media later reported that two arson suspects were found hiding in Weiss’ Kedumim home.

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