Israeli police arrest a settler in Amona outpost in the West Bank, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Israeli police clashed Wednesday with Israeli settlers resisting the eviction of hard-line residents of a wildcat outpost, hours after the government authorized 3,000 new homes in other West Bank settlements.By dark police said only 22 of Amona's 40 families had left, and bulldozers were expected Thursday.The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the expansions marked a "very worrying trend, posing a direct challenge to the prospects of a viable two-state solution, which is increasingly difficult and risks becoming impossible".In a significant break with the Obama administration, Trump's White House has not condemned any of the four settlement expansions announced by Israel since he took office.They will add more than 6,000 homes for Israeli settlers – 566 housing units in three settlement neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem and 5,502 more elsewhere in the West Bank.
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