Settlement security coordinator dismissed


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The security coordinator for two West Bank settlements was dismissed for preventing inspectors from implementing a construction freeze.

Yaron Koren, security coordinator for Beit Aryeh and Ofarim, allegedly used his car, provided by the Israel Defense Forces, to prevent inspectors from entering Beit Arye in early December.

At a hearing Tuesday, IDF Binyamin Division Commander Col. Aviv Reshef told Koren that he would be removed from his position at the end of next month, Haaretz reported.

Koren’s salary and car are paid for by the Defense Ministry.

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