Patrick O. StricklandJanuary 16, 2013 07:20
Commentary: Mimicking tactics of Jewish settlers, the Palestinians occupy a tent city — until Israel intervenes.
Palestinian activists set up an "outpost," named Bab al-Shams ("gate of the sun"), in the E1 area of the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Jan. 11, 2013. Israeli police have evicted dozens of Palestinian protestors from the camp near the Jewish settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.
(Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
The E1 area of the West Bank is situated in the vast rolling hills between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim, the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank. While all settlements on the Palestinian side of the Green Line are considered illegal under international law, E1 is particularly significant.