Settlers furious over 'reconnaissance arrests'

12:00 Jan 2 2012 West Bank

By YAAKOV LAPPIN for Jerusalem Post

The continued custody of six activists arrested last week on suspicion of monitoring the movements of security forces in the West Bank is creating a firestorm in the settler community.

Police said the suspects, five adults and a minor from West Bank settlements and Jerusalem, regularly carried out reconnaissance on army and Border Police movements, in order to thwart demolitions of outposts and direct fellow activists to the scene of clashes.
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