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Report: IDF had wanted to raze illegal outpost 10 days ago, but police lacked manpower

Illegal Evyatar outpost in northern West Bank on May 25, 2021. ('Evyatar - new town in Samaria'/Facebook)
Illegal Evyatar outpost in northern West Bank on May 25, 2021. ('Evyatar - new town in Samaria'/Facebook)

The security establishment had planned to demolish the illegal Evyatar outpost in the northern West Bank 10 days ago, but Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai told military officials that he could not carry out the order because many of his troops were dispatched to Jerusalem ahead of the controversial flag march, which was ultimately pushed off until tomorrow, Channel 12 reports.

The fate of the illegal outpost will prove to be another test for the new government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a longtime ally of the settlement movement.

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