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March 13, 2011 7:20 pm

IDF Increases West Bank Presence in Wake of Attack

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An IDF soldier stands guard outside of a security checkpoint at Qalqilya, West Bank. Photo: Vadim Lavrusik

Haaretz – The Israel Defense Forces launched an inquiry on Sunday and sent reinforcements into the West Bank two days after the massacre of five members of the same family in the settlement of Itamar.

The probe is being overseen by the Samaria District brigade commander, Col. Nimrod Aloni, and the IDF commander in the West Bank, Brig. Gen. Nitzan Alon. Officers serving in Central Command are also helping in the investigation. The conclusions will be submitted to Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.

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