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        12/16/2011, Kislev 20, 5772

      Samaria Residents: Alon Appointment Political


      Chairman Benny Katzover of the Samaria (Shomron) Residents' Committee said, Friday morning, that the appointment of former Judea and Samaria Division commander Nitzan Alon to head the Israel Defense Forces' Central Command was political. Interviewed by IDF Radio, he said that Alon "behaves in a political way and Defense Minister Ehud Barak appoints political people."

      Katzover added that the appointment of Shai Avital to head the new Ofek headquarters was also political, adding that through his statements against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Avital contributed to their residents' identification with the youth of the region's hilltop communities.