Mideast Israel Palestinians

June 7, 2012 - 8:37 AM
Jewish settlers protest against the proposed decision to evacuate a West Bank outpost in the Ulpana neighborhood, in the West Bank settlement of Beit El near the Palestinians city of Ramallah, outside the knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Israel's parliament on Wednesday paved the way for the demolition of an illegal West Bank outpost by rejecting an attempt by hardline lawmakers to prevent the move. The development sets the stage for a showdown between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish settlers and their supporters in his government. Israel's Supreme Court has said the Ulpana outpost is illegal because it was built on private Palestinian land and ordered the outpost's five buildings taken down by July 1, a ruling Netanyahu says he will respect. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)