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In pictures: Israeli officials mark anniversary by demolishing illegal Jewish settlement in occupied territories

Seven structures were taken down Wednesday May 14, as part of a continuing effort to remove settlements established without government authorization. The State of Israel declared independence 66 years ago today, May 14, 1948.

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Israeli border policemen stand near a bulldozer as it demolishes a temporary structure in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near to Bethlehem May 14, 2014. Some seven structures were razed on Wednesday by Israeli border police officers and no injuries or arrests were made during the incidences, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The structures were demolished as part of Israel's continuing effort to remove settlements built without government authorization.

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A Jewish settler reacts as she stands atop the roof of a temporary structure before Israeli policemen demolish it in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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Israeli policemen remove people from a temporary structure before it is demolished in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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Israeli police officers carry a Jewish settler away from a temporary structure before it is demolished in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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Israeli policemen detain a Jewish settler after removing him from the roof of a temporary structure before it is demolished in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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A Jewish settler stands atop of the roof of a temporary structure before it is demolished in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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Israeli policemen remove a Jewish settler from the roof of a temporary structure before it is demolished in the West Bank Jewish settler outpost of Maale Rehavam, near Bethlehem May 14, 2014.

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Israeli border police officers stand guard as a house is demolished in the Wesk Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Rehavam, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the land the houses were built on belong to Palestinians.

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Israeli border police officers stand guard around a house before demolishing it in the Wesk Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Rehavam, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the land the houses were built on belong to Palestinians.

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An Israeli border police officer stands guard as a house is demolished in the Wesk Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Rehavam, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Israel's Supreme Court decided that the land the houses were built on belong to Palestinians.

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