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Barak Preparing For Major Military Operation To Halt Settlement Construction

barak3.jpgRight-wing lawmakers, leaders of communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron, along with many who voted for the current government, are angry after learning of Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s military operation, phase two of his enforcement of the 10-month construction freeze announced by the cabinet.

The operation was formulated by the IDF’s Central Command, an operation that will involve a large border police force, as well as specialized police forces such as Yassam and Yomam, the Shin Bet and even the air force, which will be supplying up-to-date- aerial photographs. The army will be taking an outer-ring position, but soldiers will be called in if reinforcements are required.

The plan, which appears nothing less than a major military operation, is intended to address buildings throughout Yehuda and Shomron deemed ‘illegal’ and ‘unauthorized’ by the cabinet. Barak intended to destroy these buildings in the phase 2 implementation of the construction freeze.

A command center has been established for the operation, monitoring the situation and continuing to gather real-time information on illegal outposts and construction in Yosh. Involved in the command center are intelligence unit soldiers and officers, as well as IDF Hagmar forces. On any day, the plan of operation for the following day will be formulated, submitted and approved by 1:00pm, and the IDF’s General Staff will be briefed daily.

If demolition orders are to be implemented, a number of steps are to be taken. First and foremost, the community will be isolated by security forces. Cellular telephone transmissions will be jammed, and the community will be closed to any and all members of the press. While soldiers will not be in the front-line force, soldiers will always be standing by, and called in should commanders determine the situation demands the reinforcements. Soldiers are also being instructed on the use of live fire.

The plan calls for totally isolating a community, and using the element of surprise, as well as entering with an extremely large force.

The Office of the IDF Spokesperson released a statement that the military is responsible for carrying out a government decision.

Yosh human rights organizations decry the military operation, questioning the legality and moral justification for using military law against residents of communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

12 Responses

  1. seems when you have to many fears to confront head-on (like iran and syria and oh-so-many threats), you need to create your own situation to pretend to have some kind of control. yes, good job barak, close your eyes and send the army against your own people, instead of davening and preparing those same men for real enemies…

  2. BS”D

    Barak is “just following orders,” and at the end of the day those orders come from another Barack.

    (and of course I meant Esav sonei es Yaakov but it was late here in 600KiloBear country when I posted my first comment :)).

  3. Why Only Orthodox Areas Are Being Given Away?
    Isn’t it rather strange that ALL the areas targeted to be given away “coincidentally” are where religious Jews live?

    Why not Ramat Aviv or Haifa? These are much nicer areas really. After all if the Arab is now our brother, shouldn’t we be obligated to only give him the best…?

    Or it is because these areas have few religious Jews…?

    Kastener DID come to Israel after all, as did all of his friends who all joined the new Israeli Government as heroes.

    Perhaps ask your next Aliyah representative who comes to tell your Orthodox group that the government of Israel wants you to come populate the Negev, Shomron, West Bank and Golan Heights. “Bring your Orthodox dollars to make the Desert Bloom!”

    Ask him:
    “Why aren’t they giving away Ramat Aviv…”

    Just a thought

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