Haaretz - Settlers served restraining orders from West Bank over planned attacks on Palestinians
- Haaretz - Tue, August 02, 2011
Published 10:13 02.08.11
Latest update 10:13 02.08.11
Settlers served restraining orders from West Bank over planned attacks
Orders issued by Judea and Samaria District Police, based on
intelligence gathered by Shin Bet security services; Yitzhar settlement
residents planned and carried out violent attacks on Palestinian
mosques, buildings and vehicles.
By Chaim Levinson and Haaretz
Judea and Samaria District Police and Shin Bet security services served
12 West Bank settlers with administrative restraining orders overnight
The orders were served in the wake of intelligence gathered by the Shin
Bet, according to which a group of extremists have been involved in
leading, planning and carrying out widespread secret, violent attacks
against Palestinians in the West Bank over the last two years
Attacks include arson attacks on a number of mosques, vehicles and
buildings belonging to Palestinians, causing real danger to human life
and disruption of the public order and security in the area.
GOC Central Command Avi Mizrahi, issued the twelve restraining orders
for residents the Yitzhar settlement near Nablus in the West Bank. Ten
of the orders are six months to one year in duration, and refer to the
entire area of Judea and Samaria. The remaining two orders specify the
area of Yitzhar.
This was the second or third time that some of the recipients received
Although the Shin Bet already had intelligence pointing to these
activities last year, Major-General Mizrahi only served the orders in
the wake of violence that has broken out in the area this past month.
National Union MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari said in response that Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is adopting a system of “hitting the
settlers to save his skin.”