According to a Yediot Achronot report, senior military officers were heard expressing anger over the violent response that followed the government-ordered destruction of the Federman home in the Kiryat Arba area. During the rampage that followed, a section of the Kiryat Arba security fence, over one kilometer in length, was torn down. The fence was an electronic censor that signaled if anyone tried cutting or climbing over it, with military officials estimating the repair will cost NIS hundreds of thousands.
The unnamed officers are quoted as saying they do not plan to order its repair in a punitive step against those who acted irresponsibly and violently.
Yediot concludes by stating that in the end of the day, the fence will most likely be repaired since it is unlikely the IDF will abandon the security of the many residents of Kiryat Arba, the overwhelming number of who were uninvolved in the destruction of the section.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)