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  5/5/2013, Iyar 25, 5773

IDF Officer: Things Have to Change at Tapuach Junction


The widow of Evyatar Borovsky and residents of the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Yitzhar hurled serious claims at Lieutenant Colonel Machi Sivoni of the Judea and Samaria Division of the Israel Defense Forces, Sunday, when he went to pay a condolence call, following Borovsky's murder, last Tuesday at the Tapuach Junction. They assailed the military's procedures for opening fire and the unbearable ease with which Arabs can carry out such a murderous attack. Given  the community's declaration of cutting off the military for multiple razings of an outpost in Evyatar's memory, they gave Siboni credit for a heartfelt visit independent of his uniform, and asked him to relay their feelings to his superiors.

Siboni responded by saying that soldiers in the field are working as they should, "according to the commands and procedures". However, he agreed that "The situation at Tapuach must change." One of the friends of the family called on the colonel to leave the visit with a decision to get up and change the situation. "Otherwise it is not worth anything," he asserted.