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  7/14/2011, Tammuz 12, 5771

Barak Seeks Measures to Stop Actions Against Alon

Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered his ministry's legal advisor, on Thursday, to apply immediately to the Attorney General to find a way, including emergency defense orders, to stop activities against Judea and Samaria Division Commander Nitzan Alon, his family and other soldiers.

Barak said, "We will not allow a situation in which extremists harm Israel Defense Forces officers." He added, "The same officers and commanders protect the residents of Judea and Samaria and every citizen of the state, and it's part of our job to protect them."