Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed U.S. demands for a settlement freeze as unreasonable. But in an apparent gesture to President Obama, Netanyahu has begun dismantling small settler outposts built without formal government authorization.
That led to violence earlier this week as mobs of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in one town on the West Bank. The attacks were staged as a protest against the removal of several settler squatter camps by the government.
Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the rising tensions from one tiny settlement outpost, built illegally, by a small group of Jews.