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Friday, February 03, 2006

Ezra: 3 Yitzhar outposts to be removed

After this week's 'success' at 'Amona' the government is now going to try to remove three 'outposts' around Yitzhar in the Shomron (Samaria). I guess this is the government's 'brave' response to Hamas' election to head the 'Palestinian Authority.'

Ezra: 3 Yitzhar outposts to be removed

A day after the unprecedented violence at Amona over the demolition of illegal buildings, Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra pledged Thursday that the government will continue dismantling outposts in the West Bank, with three in the Yitzhar region next in line.

"Of course there will be a next time," he told The Jerusalem Post, although he didn't provide the names of the outposts or details of when they would be evacuated.

Channel 2 reported early Friday that Amona protesters who were captured on film throwing cinder blocks at soldiers and policemen will be charged with attempted murder, but neither the police nor the Justice Ministry could confirm the report.

Settler leaders plan a massive rally for Sunday night in Zion Square to protest police actions at Amona.

Protesters will rally under the slogan "[Acting Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert is bad for the Jews." They will also call for an investigation into police actions in clearing away the thousands of demonstrators who came to Amona Wednesday to protest the demolition of the nine homes.

MKs, rabbis and injured protesters will speak at the rally, which is being sponsored by the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Video clips shot during the demonstration will also be shown to illustrate the "brutality" with which the demonstrators, who were mostly teens, were treated, said Council Spokeswoman Emily Amrusi.

Residents of the Amona outpost began Thursday to lay the foundation for a permanent synagogue on the site of their 10-year-old community. "It's a symbolic act," which was marked by a stone-laying ceremony in the afternoon with residents of Amona and the neighboring Ofra settlement, said Amona spokesman Ariel Kahana. In spite of the violent clashes, the community wanted to show that it believed in its future by embarking on a new construction project, said Kahana.

The settlement of Yitzhar, earmarked by Ezra for the next dismantling of outposts, is located southwest of Nablus. It is believed to have five outposts. One of them, Givat Ariel, is empty and only has one structure; the largest, Shalhevet Yitzhar, has six families and 13 buildings. A third, Mitzpe Yitzhar, has been dismantled three times and was last reestablished in early 2005.

... Ezra also said that despite the large number of injuries at Amona, the government did not plan to set up an inquiry, since the police was carrying out its own internal debriefing, as is standard procedure after every operation.

However, in response to demands made by MKs across the political spectrum, the Knesset will convene for a special investigative session next week to examine the Amona incident.

If the government wants to trigger a civil war in order to get itself elected, all they seem to need to do is to continue like this....


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