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Israeli Forces Oust Jewish Settlers from West Bank House

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) - Israeli troops and police have raided a
disputed building in the West Bank city of Hebron, dragging out 250
settlers and sending a tough message to Jewish extremists fighting
to keep what they see as God-promised land.

Jewish youths responded by rioting, setting fires and attacking both Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Dozens of soldiers, settlers and Palestinians were injured.

With the backing of rabbis in the settlements, the settlers believe God gave the West Bank to the Jews, and no one has the right to take it away.

Hebron is the traditional burial site of Abraham, the patriarch of Jews, Christians and Muslims.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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