Barak orders legal assistance for IDF officers sued by settlers

Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the ministry's counsel general to provide immediate legal assistance to IDF officers who have been sued by settlers. Barak's office released a statement saying that the defense minister viewed the lawsuits filed by the right-wing radicals as a "way to prevent the officers from doing their jobs." The two officers who have been sued are Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brig.-Gen. Noam Tibon and head of the Civil Administration, Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai.