Approximately 2,000 police, border policemen, and soldiers will be deployed to carry out the evacuations in the Hebron market and the Amona outpost, military sources said Thursday

The evacuations will begin some time after the Palestinian Authority elections on January 25.
Interim PM Ehud Olmert has ordered Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz to draw up a detailed plan for the evacuation of unauthorized West Bank outposts.
In a consultation with top security officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jan. 18, he demanded the removal of eight Israeli families from the Hebron vegetable market within a week. Olmert said the Amona outpost outside Ofra, northeast of Ramallah, must be demolished by the end of the month, in line with Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling.
debkafile: Olmert’s muscle-flexing against the Judea-Samaria Jewish communities and their supporters is the opening shot of his election campaign. Kadima has two months until the March 28 poll to seize the left-leaning center ground from Labor.
In a consultation with top security officials in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 18, he demanded the removal of eight Israeli families from the Hebron vegetable market within a week. The Amona outpost outside Ofra northeast of Ramallah must, he said, be demolished by the end of the month in line with Wednesday’s supreme court ruling. The interim PM intends setting a timetable for the outposts’ removal.
debkafile: Olmert’s muscle-flexing against the Judea-Samaria Jewish communities and their supporters is the opening shot of his election campaign. Kadima has two months until the March 28 poll to seize the left-leaning center ground from Labor.
Olmert turned down army and police demands for reinforcements in the West Bank, advising them to apply resolve rather than depending on numbers and budgets.
On her first day as foreign minister, Tzipi Livni spoke of a tussle in progress to determine the sovereign authority of Judea and Samaria. Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Dan Halutz declared the state was paying the price for its former indulgence and tolerance. There are people in Judea and Samaria, he said, who advocate liquidating the state of Israel and replacing it with the state of Judea.

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