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March 22, 2006
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Israeli security forces were criticized for their handling of violent confrontations with settlers at a West Bank outpost. A Knesset panel set up to probe last month’s evacuation of the Amona outpost issued interim findings Tuesday, accusing police and soldiers of being ill-prepared for scuffles that resulted in scores of injured. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra were censured for not allowing junior security officers to testify. The panel also had hard words for the ringleaders of the settler resistance at Amona, which include rock-throwing attacks on police and troops.

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