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      Archive: 8/7/2012
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        8/7/2012, Av 19, 5772

      Pro-Israel Activist Banned From Samaria Released


      Yitzhar resident Akiva Hacohen has been released to house arrest after a restraining order banned him from the Samaria region where he and his family lives. Hacohen's family stayed at an apartment in Jerusalem during the ten months that he was banned. 
       
      Hacohen is one of several men who were given restraining orders by police in 2011. He was accused by police of espionage, because he sent text messages to Jewish residents in communities in Judea and Samaria of impending demolitions of their homes.