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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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The Israeli group Peace Now reported on Wednesday that those two outposts were the first created since 2005 and that both are highly supported by Israeli authorities.
In 2008, Israeli Supreme Court issued a decision to evacuate the outpost, but the occupation governments procrastinated in implementing this resolution, which resulted in expanding the outpost at the expense of Palestinian grounds.
Even in its first response to the ruling in 2006, the state admitted that the outpost had been built on privately-owned land and that it should be removed, but [the state] asked for a reprieve to discuss an agreed solution," the summary said.
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The outpost, which falls under Sakra police station, has two rooms on each floor and a lockup.
No casualties were reported but vehicles at the police outpost were gutted in the fire.
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.
Five officials, belonging to Orakzai Agency, were present at the outpost, who was later provided safe passage after 15 FC officials had been killed at there.
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Another successful outpost is, unexpectedly, in Heidelberg, Germany.