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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Supreme Court orders Migron residents expelled

The Supreme Court ordered the residents of Migron - including those who have purchased the plots on which their homes are located - expelled from their homes no later than this coming Tuesday, September 4, despite the fact that their new homes in Psagot will not be ready for a month. The court also ordered all of the buildings - except for those with respect to which the purchase claim was made - demolished by September 11.
On Wednesday, however, the HJC rejected the petition by the 17 families. It also set a date, prior to the full completion of the site.

According to the World Zionist Organization the homes are ready, but work is still being done on the public buildings and security features such as guardrails. The Binyamin Regional Council, under whose auspices Migron and the new site is located, however, has argued that the site won’t be completed for another month.

Migron residents held a press conference Wednesday night to react to the decision, slamming the Supreme Court over its decision and condemning Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for going along with the court. They also refused to say whether or not they would resist the evacuation.

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein appealed to the residents of Migron for a peaceful evacuation. "Relevant actors should avoid inflaming the situation and must act responsibly. They must respect the rule of law and evacuate their homes peacefully," Weinstein said.

MK Danny Danon (Likud) called for an emergency ministerial meeting on the settlement issue following the court decision. "The Likud government must stop ignoring our citizens that reside in Judea and Samaria," Danon said. "The Supreme Court would not have ordered the evacuation of the homes (in Migron) if they had belonged to Arabs or Sudanese."
When we voted for the Likud, we didn't think we were getting the 'settlement policies' of Labor and Meretz. Aren't Israeli politics strange?

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