The Israeli army and settler leaders from Gush Katif settlement are formulating a code of conduct ahead of the evacuation of settlements in the summer, army source said on Monday.Ã‚Â
Colonel Erez Katz, commander of the GOC Southern Command training facility, stressed the need of keeping lines of communication between army officers and settler leaders open during the evacuation.
Army intends to keep senior officers present at the site of evacuation in order to defuse potentially volatile situations.Ã‚Â
Soldiers have received very detailed instructions about the cases in which they will be allowed to use force.
Soldiers who will take part in the physical evacuation of settlers will arrive to settlements without any weapons.
Soldiers who out circle evacuation sites have received detailed instructions on opening fire.Ã‚Â
‘Under no circumstances, will soldiers open fire at an Israeli crowd, even if they are protesters breaking through army and police roadblocks in order to return to the Gaza Strip.’ An army source said.