Police set up checkpoints near Beersheba due to security threat
Hundreds of young protesters refuse to leave Ofra homes set for demolitionHundreds of young protesters are still refusing the leave the buildings in Ofra that are set to be demolished. Most of the protesters have barricaded themselves inside one home.
Watch: Footage from Ofra, this morning
Hundreds of young protesters have barricaded themselves inside the illegally built homes that are scheduled to be demolished in Ofra. Most of the protesters are inside the home of the Kfir family. Earlier today, Vradit Kfir was interviewed by Israel’s Army Radio.
Dozens of young protesters have already been removed from the settlement. Most of them left willingly. Meanwhile, the Israeli security forces are speaking with the leaders and residents of the settlement in order to persuade them to leave willingly.
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Israel Border Police forces entered the West Bank settlement this morning ahead of the operation. A 17-year-old protester was arrested for attacking police officers. At the beginning of the operation, five police officers were slightly injured. Two of them were injured when protesters bit them.
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