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IDF rejects Peace Now’s request to secure march to illegal West Bank outpost

People walk by the water tower on the ruins of Homesh, on August 27, 2019. (Hillel Meir/Flash90)
People walk by the water tower on the ruins of Homesh, on August 27, 2019. (Hillel Meir/Flash90)

The military has rejected an anti-settlement group’s request to secure a planned march to the illegal Homesh outpost Saturday.

In a letter to Peace Now, IDF Central Command chief Yehuda Fuchs notes Israelis are officially barred from visiting the site in the northern West Bank and that no entry permit has been granted for the march.

Meretz MK Mossi Raz of the coalition’s left-wing Meretz party calls on Defense Minister Benny Gantz to let the march go ahead.

“Just like he allowed the march of the settlers,” Raz tweets, referring to an event last month that the IDF secured following initial objections.

The upcoming march comes after Gantz said earlier this week that Homesh would be evacuated, but didn’t specify a timeline.

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