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Israeli troops demolish unauthorized settler outpost

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An Israeli settler holds her baby near the unauthorized outpost of Mitzpe Avichai near the Kiryat Arba settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron after the outpost was destroyed by the Israeli army on Jan. 12, 2012. Israeli troops demolished an unauthorized settler outpost made up of 10 wooden huts in the southern West Bank, police and the military said.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that the Mitzpe Avichai outpost was illegally established in 2007 and had expanded in the past year to house nine families. It is the third such outpost to be demolished in the last week.

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Israeli border policemen evacuate settlers after their wooden houses at the unauthorised outpost of Mitzpe Avichai were destroyed by the Israeli army on Jan. 12, 2012.