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  תמוז 26, 5768 , 29/07/08

IDF Restricts Jewish Travel in Judea and Samaria

The IDF has clamped restrictions on Jews wanting to travel in portions of Judea and Samaria because of fear of violent clashes between nationalists and police. Samaria Brigade commander Col. Itzik Bar said the limits will be in force for two days. The new restrictions will result in soldiers inspecting Jewish vehicles at checkpoints and requiring permits to travel.

Nationalists next week plan a six-day trip to various communities that the government has threatened to destroy. Activist Daniela Weiss, former mayor of Kedumim, said her group has no intentions of asking for permission to travel in Israel. 

Violent clashes occurred last week after the IDF and police forced Jewish residents from an unauthorized building in a hilltop community.

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