A Dozen Israeli Soldiers Abandon Posts to Protest Looming Amona Evacuation

The Times of Israel reports: A dozen IDF soldiers briefly abandoned their posts in the central West Bank Saturday to protest the looming evacuation and demolition of the Amona outpost near the settlement of Ofra northeast of Ramallah.

The soldiers, belonging to the Givati infantry brigade, returned to their posts after their battalion commander spoke to them about the gravity of their actions.

The Givati soldiers “returned to carry out their assignments,” an IDF statement said late Saturday.

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