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Military and Security Forces: March 9, 2013

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Commander of Central Command, Gen. Nitzan Alon, ordered on the weekend to dismantle the fences surrounding the settlements Ofra and Adam. The fences were erected without authorization and in violation of the law, and deny Palestinians access to their lands. The IDF had committed to the High Court of Justice to dismantle the fences until the end of 2012 and construct alternative ones. Three months after the deadline, Gen. Alon decided to dismantle the fences even though the alternate fences have yet to be erected. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 9th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 20, 2013

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Severe security breaches have been discovered in an IDF base in the West Bank: holes in the fence, shortage of night-vision goggles in guard towers, unsecured code maps, ammunition and grenades scattered unattended throughout the base, an unlocked ammunition bunker, and a manual gate instead of an electric one.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 20th, 2013 at 9:44 am

Military and Security Forces: January 12, 2012‎

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According to Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, two years ago the Ministry of Defense requested NIS 2.8 billion to build a 200km-long fence on the Israel-Egypt border excluding Gaza, while the Israeli Roads Company requested NIS 1 billion for the same work.


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January 12th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Closed Society: 29 October, 2010

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Palestinians from the Jordan valley claim that settlers from Massuah have built a fence on their properties (Hebrew). The settlers state that the lands belong to the settlement, and that the Palestinians were trying to take over the land. According to Jihad Da’ayis, who lives in the area, “we saw about 30 settlers and a bulldozers digging and driving stakes around the houses. They’re getting ready to put up a barbed-wire fence and close in on our village.”

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October 29th, 2010 at 11:59 pm