Police commander blames protesters for violence

Cmdr. Israel Yitzhak, Judea and Samaria police chief, accused the settlers' leaders on Wednesday of failing to control their public before and during the evacuation of the illegal outpost in Amona. He repeatedly insisted that it was the settlers who were violent, and that police only responded to that violence. "The police are enforcing the law," he said, defending his forces. Explaining how thousands of protesters were allowed to arrive at Amona, Yitzhak tolf Israel Radio that the area could not have been completely surrounded and isolated.