During the early hours of Sunday morning, the Israeli police successfully managed to evacuate, without violence, 100 Arab activists/provocateurs who entered the E1 area between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim and set up an illegal tent camp, claiming the area as a new Arab village.
The government’s plan to evacuate the activists on Friday was derailed by an Israeli Supreme Court injunction.
500 policemen took part in the evacuation on Sunday morning.
Due to the court’s injunction, the police left the tent city up, while the State explained to the court that the sole purpose of the tent camp was to create an international incident.
It’s unclear how it happened that the Israeli Intelligence services were completely unprepared for this provocation, as the activists had been openly talking about their plans to set up the tent city in E1 for the past week on Twitter and Facebook.
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