Settlers breach closed Israeli military zone near Jordan

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (Agencies) – Some 30 Jewish settlers broke into a Christian baptismal site late Monday in a closed military zone along the Jordanian-Israeli border to stage a protest, Agence France-Presse reported.

The Associated Press reported that the radical settlers cut a fence to enter the closed military zone along the border with Jordan on Monday night, quoting security officials.

AP said they took over an abandoned church on the Jordan River before Israeli security forces removed them and arrested the 17 people involved, quoting officials.

Jordanian officials said the Israelis did not cross the border into Jordan.

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