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Israeli Settlers Rampage After Settlement Dismantled


Jewish settlers rampaged through the West Bank city of Hebron Sunday after Israeli forces dismantled a settlement outpost.

Israeli authorities say at least four settlers were arrested, including a few who attacked members of Israel's security forces, in this latest occurrence of settler violence.

Palestinian residents say the settlers vandalized graves in a Muslim cemetery and slashed car tires.

The incident occurred one day after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deployed hundreds of security officers to the city as part of a widening security crackdown.

Officials say nearly 600 security forces entered the city before dawn on Saturday. They say the deployment took place with the coordination of the Israeli army, in a city divided between Palestinian and Israeli residents.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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