Police set up task force to take on far right in West Bank

September 7, 2011 21:58


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Police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino has set up a special task force to tackle far right elements in the West Bank suspected of being behind a string of recent attacks launched as a response to demolitions of illegal outposts.

The task force will be made up of officers from the elite national Lahav 433 unit and Judea and Samaria police district, police said on Wednesday.

The radical elements are suspected of "setting fire to a mosque, damaging IDF vehicles, uprooting trees and spray painting graffiti," police added in a statement, referring to recent incidents that have taken place in the West Bank.

The task force will be charged with "reaching those behind the 'price tag' incidents, who are challenging the rule of law through their acts, and to bring them to justice," police said.

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