Israel Police Chief Who Evacuated West Bank Outpost Defends Use of Force

Mehager is charged with beating protesters who were sitting on the floor in one of the homes and causing them grievous bodily harm.

The police officer who commanded the evacuation of the West Bank settlement of Amona in 2006 told a Jerusalem court last week that he considered it "legitimate to shoot at protesters' legs" and strike protesters who were holed up in their homes.