Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fwd: Amona outpost evacuation underway, to continue overnight. MK likens it to rape. 3,000 settler homes okayed. No US ban for Israelis from 7 Arab states

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LIVE UPDATES Latest: Police change tack, say they will continue evacuation overnight
 
Facing defiant protesters, police to continue Amona evacuation overnight
 
16 police officers injured as youths throw solvents, rocks and glass at security authorities attempting to remove residents barricaded in homes, settlement synagogue
 
By RAOUL WOOTLIFF and JUDAH ARI GROSS
  Israeli security forces clash with protesters at the Amona outpost, February 8, 2017. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)
 
 
Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a vote on the Regulation Bill in the Knesset on December 7, 2016. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
 
MK likens Amona outpost evacuation to 'brutal rape'
 
By STUART WINER and TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
 
People gather in Amona ahead of the evacuation of the illegal outpost on February 1, 2017.  (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
 
Bennett: Amona evacuation will lead to West Bank annexation
 
By MARISSA NEWMAN
 
New prefabricated homes are seen under construction in the West Bank between the Israeli outpost of Amona and the Israeli settlement of Ofra (background), north of Ramallah, on January 31, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX)
 
Skirting roadblocks, protesters stream to Amona as evacuation looms
 
By JUDAH ARI GROSS
 

 
Slowly, amid clashes and tears, Israel starts evacuating Amona outpost
 
A dozen homes cleared as protesters hole up inside illegal settlement, passively resist eviction; operation may pause overnight; 16 cops hurt; one refuses orders; 7 arrests made
 
By JUDAH ARI GROSS and TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
 
Israeli settlers scuffle with security forces at the Amona outpost during an evacuation operation on February 1, 2017. (AFP/Jack GUEZ)
 
 

 
Israel okays another 3,000 new settlement homes
 
Netanyahu and Liberman approve widespread construction, including outside major blocs, saying Israel 'returning to normal life' in West Bank
 
By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF and AP
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By JOSEF FEDERMAN
 

 
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Israelis born in Arab states excluded from Trump travel ban
 
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President's office says request from ex-premier imprisoned over graft convictions under review, sent to Justice Ministry for legal opinion
 

 
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WED, FEB 1, 3:45 PM
 
Israeli security forces gather ahead of the evacuation of the illegal outpost of Amona, on February 1, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
 
Amona, no way to it nor path
 
On the eve of the outpost evacuation, the press offers a window into the Israeli psyche, saddled with both pity and a higher calling to the rule of law
 
 
 
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By RON KAMPEAS
 
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