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CAPTION ONLY: ISRAELIS CARRY AWAY DEFIANT WEST BANK SETTLERS

Israelis carry away defiant West Bank settlers Israeli police carry away Jewish settlers and a tent structure is dismantled at a settlement on the fringe of Beit El outside Ramallah on the West Bank Tuesday. Hundreds of Jewish settlers were removed from this settlement, the second to be dismantled in the past two days. Many settlers then returned immediately. By midday, troops had cleared the hill, surrounded it and detained two busloads of settlers, who say plans to withdraw Israeli troops from the West Bank towns and transfer the area to Palestinian control endangers their security and violates their biblical claim to the land. Police detained about 100 settlers but later let them go when the bus, its tires punctured, became stuck.