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Right-wing extremists protest against IDF officer
By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent
A group of right-wing extremists demonstrated on Friday in front of the house of
the commanding officer of an infantry battalion in the Israel Defense Forces.
They were protesting the evacuation of an outpost in the northern West Bank some
The protestors, residents of the settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha in the area of
the outpost, arrived at the commander's home late Friday. The commander lives in
the settlement of Karmey Tzur, south of the Gush Etzion settlement block near
Since the evacuation, far-right activists have repeatedly focused protests on the
The IDF's West Bank commander spoke out against the demonstrators, calling them a
"bunch of madmen whose actions go against every Jewish and democratic value."
"These people are protesting against an officer who spends every day protecting
their homes," he added. "A jeep blew up just a month ago next to
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