Netanyahu Orders To Deploy Troops To West Bank After Killing Of 2 IDF Servicemen
Fakhir Rizvi 1 month ago Fri 14th December 2018 | 12:16 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Thursday to deploy additional troops to the West Bank and to establish roadblocks after the killing of two soldiers during an attack by Palestinian militants.
The office of the prime minister, who also holds the post of defense minister, has published a list of instructions to the military, who are conducting an extensive search for attackers and have already blocked Ramallah, the de-facto capital of the Palestinian National Administration (PNA).
"To expand the presence of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Judea and Samaria [Israeli name of the West Bank] ... increase protection of highways and install roadblocks on the roads," the press release said.
Netanyahu also ordered to speed up the demolition of terrorists' houses, reducing the preparation time to 48 hours and expanding the use of administrative arrests to activists of the Palestinian movement Hamas without bringing charges and for an indefinite period.