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  Cheshvan 23, 5769 , 21/11/08

IDF Preparing Soldiers for Evictions

The Israel Defense Forces have begun to prepare troops mentally for the eviction of Jews from communities in Judea and Samaria that are deemed unauthorized by the government, according to Maariv/nrg. The website reported on Friday  that the military is concerned that soldiers living in the area will refuse to carry out eviction orders, even though there are no signs of a tendency to refuse orders.

The military is focusing particularly on Peace House in Hevron, from which the government wants to evict 20 Jewish families. As many as 25,000 Jews are expected in the city for the Shabbat in which the Torah portion deals with Abraham's purchase of Maarat Hamachpela, the Cave of the Patriarchs. Some of the visitors are expected to stay, in order to reinforce those families.

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