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Kach Settlement Dismantled

March 8, 1983
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The army today evacuated members of Rabbi Meir Kahane’s extremist Kach movement from a settlement they established near Hebron several weeks ago. The settlers left without resistance and the soldiers cordoned off the site prior to demolishing the structures erected on it.

The decision to dismantle the illegal settlement was reportedly taken by Defense Minister Moshe Arens “to maintain law and order and peace and security in the area.” Members of the Kach group are suspected of harassing Arabs in the region.

The police reported today that several youths, most of them yeshiva students from Hebron, have confessed to firing shots at an Arab car and an Arab building in Hebron last month. The suspects were detained after the incidents. The police identified most of them as members of Kach from Hebron and other parts of the territory.

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