A group of right-wing settlers tried to set up a new outpost Monday in the E-1 corridor of the West Bank near Ma'aleh Adumim, an area which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had covertly promised the United States that Israel would not build.

In an attempt to further strain relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama while the prior was visiting the United States, extreme rightists led by Itamar Ben-Gvir arrived in that area to build a new community.

The Palestinians and the international community, including the United States, have long objected to the E-1 plan on the grounds that it would cut the West Bank in two and sever East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank.