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Defense Minister Amir Peretz: I attach great importance to maintaining law and order
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Peretz speeds up evacuation preparations
Defense minister instructs army to expedite preparations for plan to evacuate illegal outposts in West Bank

Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Thursday gave the Israel Defense Forces two weeks to complete preparations for a plan to evacuate illegal outposts in the West Bank.

 

Peretz ordered the army to concentrate its preparation efforts on settlements with a history of violence against soldiers, policemen and Palestinians.

 

In talks with chief of general staff Lit.-Gen. Dan Halutz, and senior military and legal officials Peretz was presented with the legal criterions for the planned evacuations.

 

"I attach great importance to maintaining law and order and to places where people take the law in their hands and mock law enforcement authorities."

 

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