Bibi signs off on plan to evacuate outposts


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces is formulating a plan to evacuate two dozen illegal outposts in one day, an Israeli newspaper reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the idea for the plan to evacuate the 23 outposts built after March 2001, the daily Ha’aretz reported Tuesday.

A joint exercise to prepare for the planned evacuation took place last week and was carried out by the Border Police, the police and the IDF, according to Ha’aretz.

The IDF told Ha’aretz  that it was keeping the preparations for the evacuation as vague as possible except to upper echelon leaders to prevent soldiers who "identify with the settlers" from leaking the plans to them. 

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