In fact, a couple years ago a number of IDF men said that they would not carry out orders to demolish illegal outposts. Although this was an embarrassment to Israel they handled it in their usual way and avoided giving any orders to demolish illegal outposts. That lasted for a couple of years. Now the IDF has tested the waters again and found them to be even more hostile than before, as the angry settlers attacked the IDF. We can expect that Israel will get a lid on this as quickly as possible and forget about demolishing illegal outposts. The extremist right wing government of Israel has found it safer to "legalize" the illegal outposts and backdate the law. This is one of the major differences between Israel and the legitimate democracies.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: Israel police denies provocateurs operating among settlers