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(in Russian, zastava). (I) An element for the security of troops on the march (advance parties, flank parties, and rear parties) and for the security of troops at rest (outpost supports and detached outpost supports). The mission of the outpost is to prevent unexpected attacks by the enemy and deep penetration by its ground reconnaissance and to ensure the troops it protects favorable conditions for deployment and combat.

(2) A border outpost is an organic unit of border troops protecting a specified sector of the state frontier.

(3) In the 16th through the 19th centuries the entrance or exit point of a city that was guarded by sentries and where documents were checked and tariffs collected was called the zastava.

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Legally the outposts are just like the 121 settlements (namely, they are all illegal), only the outposts were built following the 1993 Oslo accords, and, as opposed to the settlements, which are now home to close to half a million Jews or about 7 percent of Israel's citizenry, almost all the outposts are extremely sparsely populated with less than a dozen people in each one.
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