ttling down ramparts with riot shields and a battering post, Israeli police breaking their way into a synagogue in the West Bank's illegal outpost Amona. Behind the barricades nationalists youth protestors resisting eviction. Reuters correspondent, Jeffrey Heller, is in Jerusalem.>> Amona was home to more than 300 settlers and about an equal number of supporters, mainly teenage nationalist, joined them in recent days.
Now, most of the settler families where evicted on Wednesday but the young protestors barricaded themselves inside the outpost synagogue. Police broke in, dragged them out and they effectively completed the eviction operation. But the settlers will eventually get new homes in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says will be a new settlement in the West Bank.
> Netanyahu announcing plans for a new site on Thursday. It will be the first one built by Israel since 1999. The latest in a string of announcements made since Donald Trump took office two weeks ago.>> Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, Netanyahu is taking bold moves on settlements without drawing a hint of criticism from the US administration.
Besides the planned new settlement and the committee still has to decide when and exactly where it will be built, Netanyahu has, over the past two weeks, has announced plans to construct some 6,000 additional homes for settlers in the West Bank in East Jerusalem. That blueprint has drawn condemnation in Europe and from the Palestinians, who see it as an obstacle to peace.
>> After a lengthy legal battle, the Supreme Court in November ruled Israeli settlements on Palestinian land to be illegal. Most countries agreed, but Israel maintains that it's got historical and political links to the land.