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        7/11/2011, Tammuz 9, 5771

      C'tee Denies Continued Drafting of Soldiers to Police


      Chairman Shaul Mofaz of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee denied, on Monday, a request by the government to extend an emergency order that allows it to transfer soldiers from military service to the police. The former defense minister claimed that he asked the Public Safety ministry, half a year ago, to seek a way to significantly reduce the number of soldiers transferred to the police and the effort was not made.

      Mofaz gave the government four months to create a task force and report back to the committee.