Police entering Yitzhar settlement 311.
(photo credit: Hakol Hayehudi)
Dozens of police officers raided the "Hakol Hayehudi" (the Jewish voice)
news site run from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, arrested three of
the site's operators on suspicion of incitement, Army Radio reported.
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raid comes less than 24 hours after the news site released a letter
reportedly penned by IDF Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brig.-Gen.
Nitzan Alon asking low-level commanders to identify soldiers who "have
the potential to harm state security." The move followed two incidents
in which soldiers ideologically opposed to the evacuation of settlement
outposts managed to disrupt those operations.
It was not clear, however, whether the raid was in connection to the
letter or other incidents. The paper often writes about "price tag"
attacks, and Yitzhar is home to the rabbi who recently wrote a book
justifying the killing of non-Jews, including children.
Shapira, head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the settlement, was
detained last year on suspicion of incitement following the publication
of his book, "Torat Hamelech," but not charged with any crime.
Additionally, a minor was arrested during the raid on suspicion of
setting a car on fire in a nearby Palestinian village in recent days,
Army Radio reported.
"A number of items and computers were seized during the raid as part of
the investigation," a Judea and Samaria police spokeswoman said.