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State motions court to order full, immediate evacuation of Migron

State asks High Court to order that all outpost residents be cleared in coming days; court yet to rule in case

Itamar Fleishman
Published: 08.28.12, 13:27 / Israel News

The State motioned the High Court of Justice on Tuesday to order an immediate evacuation of all Migron residents. It is estimated the court will issue a ruling in the coming days.

 

The motion also applies to those residents who petitioned the court claiming they had lawfully purchased the land. A Justice Ministry representative said that the alternative housing site prepared for the residents will be ready within a few days.

 

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The Migron residents, on their part, argued that there is no reason for them to be evacuated claiming that the alleged Palestinian landowners were no longer relevant to the case.


עבודות הפיתוח באתר החלופי, גבעת היקב (צילום: תמר אסרף)

Ground work in Givat Hayekev (Photo: Tomer Asraf)

 

On Monday, the outpost's residents filed another High Court petition asking to postpone their evacuation until the alternative housing site is ready. They claimed there were serious safety hazards in Givat Hayekev. They pledged to accept the court's decision and not take any violent actions during the evacuation.

 

The Defense Ministry estimates that there will be no violence on the part of the Migron residents themselves but that outside elements may try to resist the eviction and carry out "price tag" acts against Arabs or IDF soldiers.

 

Omri Efraim contributed to this report

 

 

 

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