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  4/13/2014, Nissan 13, 5774

Police Increase Presence in Yitzhar


Commander Kobi Cohen of the Samaria (Shomron)-Judea District in the Israel Police announced, Sunday evening, the formation of a "unique task force" in the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar until further notice, whose main goal is  "maintaining public order and enhancing security community." The announcement followed the destruction of a nearby Israel Defense Forces (IDF) outpost after the destruction of four homes in Yitzhar.

Cohen appointed a deputy commander to examine, with the IDF, the possibility of establishing a permanent police presence in Yitzhar in the immediate future, in the words of the police, "a station that will replace the special force".

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