Dozens of Palestinians tried to reoccupy on Tuesday the area outside of Jerusalem where they established last Friday an outpost they call Bab al-Shams but were prevented by police from doing so.
The territory is known as E1, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to build new housing following the U.N.'s upgrade of Palestinian status to nonmember observer state in November.
Police arrested 18 Palestinians and left-wing Israeli activists on Tuesday.
The State asked the High Court of Justice also on Tuesday to annul a temporary court order that prevented police from clearing the tents that were pitched in the area, over concerns of public disorder.
National Security Council Chief Yaakov Amidror submitted a petition to the High Court stating: "The Palestinian Authority is involved in establishing the outpost ... this demonstration was designed as a provocation."
On Sunday, hundreds of police officers evicted the protesters, who had claimed the area in the name of a future Palestinian state. The large, steel-framed tents remained standing at the site pending the outcome of Supreme Court hearings on Israel's intention to remove them.
Protesters who tried to return to the tents on Tuesday were confronted by police officers who told them the site had been designated as off-limits by the army.
One activist wore a white bridal gown and their cars were decked out in bright ribbons, making the protest look like a traditional Palestinian wedding.
"The protesters continued to make their way up," Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. "Police pushed the protesters back down the hill. Two stun grenades were used to disperse them and to prevent attempts to climb back up."
For years Israel froze building in E1, which houses only a police headquarters, in light of pressure from former U.S. President George W. Bush to keep the plans on hold.