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Israel approves stricter outpost measures

The Israeli government approved stricter measures against Jewish outposts in the West Bank.

The agreement came after Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin on Sunday warned the Cabinet, on the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a right-wing extremist, that another political assassination could occur in the near future. Several ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Haim Ramon and National Infrastructures Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, spoke at the meeting about settler violence against the army.

A committee representing settlers will file a complaint against Ramon and Ben-Eliezer with Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, claiming that their remarks constituted libel and incitement against settlers.

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