IDF reportedly to divert battalion from terrorist manhunt to secure settler march to outpost

Israeli settlers march with flags at the illegal West Bank outpost of Evyatar on June 21, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Israeli settlers march with flags at the illegal West Bank outpost of Evyatar on June 21, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Earlier today, The Times of Israel reported that security officials are warning that a West Bank march planned by right-wing groups on Monday will put more pressure on security forces already “spread thin” by skyrocketing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

Haaretz now reveals that an entire IDF battalion will be diverted from the manhunt after the perpetrators of the Jordan Valley deadly terror attack over the weekend in order to secure the settler march.

Security officials pushed back on the government’s demand to secure the march but were overruled, Haaretz says.

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