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IDF commander in West Bank says he is unfazed by settlers' intimidation

Right-wing activists accuse brigadier-general Nitzan Alon of holding 'leftist' world view

05.07.11

Brigadier-General Nitzan Alon, who has come under heavy criticism from right-wing and settler activists, said recently that he is not intimidated by the personal attacks leveled against him after several far-rightists attempted to accost him near his home.

Alon, who is in charge of IDF forces in the West Bank, has been accused by settlers of having a “leftist” world view. He has also come under fire for withholding information surrounding outpost evacuations from soldiers who publicly oppose such actions.

“I will continue to fulfill my duty and implement government orders in the territories”, Alon stated, reiterating that his belief in Israel's "just cause has not changed."

Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned the attacks on Alon, stressing that he is “defending Israeli lives in Judea and Samaria”, and that the state “owes him a great deal”.

Settler leaders have refrained from condemning the verbal attacks, although several have reportedly called the IDF Division Commander in order to distance themselves from the actions of the activists.



Photos:

- Brig. Gen. Nitzan Alon
- Youths trying to extinguish a fire near the Jewish West bank settlement of Har Bracha on Monday July 26, 2010.




http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-commander-in-west-bank-says-he-is-unfazed-by-settlers-intimidation-1.371615


Added: Jul-7-2011 Occurred On: Jul-7-2011
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  • Alon got also the support of IDF chief Gantz who said yesterday he stands fully behind the General.

    the radical fractions of the settlers keep attacking and abusing IDF soldiers and then expect Generals like Alon to support them?????

    who the hell they think they are???????

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    • @aydeo
      They think they are gods own chosen people with the right to do what ever they choose to do to anyone.
      they are jews, the rest of the world is cattle to be ruled.

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  • I feel for this guy. It would be a very difficult position to be in when you've got an administration concerned with the long-term survivability of the state versus settler groups who may or may not particularly care about the state; but do care very much about themselves. Tough job this guy has got.

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  • Right-wing activists accuse *any name here* of holding 'leftist' world view

    That sums it up

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  • oh they called him names how terrible...outrage! lmfao @ left wing apologists.

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  • More settler bashing Aydeo????

    Very sad.

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  • I am more than willing to stand by Israel. I even believe Israel are within their right to defend themselves against attack. I think they have showed great restraint against aggressive tactics by hammas and the other islamist groups.
    How many other countries would stand by year after year of bombing by next door neighbors.
    Israel and the Jews has it's fundamentalist like everyone else. These people must be dealt with just like anyone else.
    The world cant afford to let people like this have More..

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