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
Tomer Persico
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.
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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