Young far-right settlers clash with border police at West Bank outpost
On Tuesday evening, border police clashed with young extremist settlers on top of a hill near a West Bank settlement, two people were reportedly lightly injured.
Border police said they were trying to stop several young people on their way to the top of a hill near the Kumi Ori outpost, which was declared a closed military zone following several violent clashes over the site.
Police said one of the youths started attacking them, so they were forced to physically remove him. Several other young people then surrounded the police, which led to a police officer throwing a stun grenade.
Police said the officer feared for his life.
However, the settlers said the incident started when police threw the youth to the ground and stuck a gun to his chest.
The settlers said at least two of the young people needed medical treatment.
Kumi Ori, one of the many outposts outside of Yitzhar settlement, has been the scene of frequent clashes between police and settlers.
The closed military zone was set up in Kumi Ori two years ago following a series of violent attacks against Palestinians and security forces by a number of young settlers in the area.