What's Driving Israel's Radical Settler Youth to Rebel?

The hilltop youth are taking the values they've been taught – settling across the West Bank, strict religious observance, an imperious attitude toward the Palestinians – to the extreme. In doing so, they are taking a page from European romanticism.

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Hilltop youth dance during a march from Nablus to Jericho in 2010.
Hilltop youth dance during a march from Nablus to Jericho in 2010.Credit: Daniel Bar-On
Tomer Persico
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Jewish settlers throws rocks toward Palestinian during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, near Nablus, April 30, 2013.Credit: AP
Masked Jewish settlers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank village of Assira al-Kibliya, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Credit: AP
The interior of the torched house of the Dawabsheh family in Duma, near the West Bank city of Nablus, December 3, 2015.Credit: Moti Milrod

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