Settler youths build new outpost in West Bank
IDF calls taking of hilltop 'provocation for provocation's sake' for its proximity to the Jewish Sabbath.
Approximately 30 settler youths built a new hilltop settlement in the northern West Bank on Friday, and will have until the end of the Jewish Sabbath to leave the area.
Until the Sabbath ends, the Border Patrol will provide security for the outpost, named Mitzpe Ami, which is located near the settlement of Kedumim.
The Israel Defense Forces had begun evacuating the outpost earlier on Friday, but managed to remove only a portion of the settlers before the sun began to set.
During the evacuation, a number of the settler youths hurled stones at passing Palestinian automobiles.
The IDF issued a statement Friday that the act of claiming the hilltop was "provocation for the sake of provocation," due to its proximity to the Sabbath.