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Forceful evacuation (Archive photo)
Photo: AP
Police prepare to evacuate Hebron home
High Court to hear settler petition, decide fate of three Jewish families illegally occupying Hebron house
Preparing for a clash? Border Guard and police forces are scheduled to evacuate Thursday three Jewish families illegally occupying a house in the West Bank town of Hebron.


However, at this time it is unclear whether the families will be removed on schedule because the settler petition to the High Court of Justice over the affair will only be discuss Thursday around noon.


Earlier, the IDF informed the settlers at the house that they must evacuate the site voluntarily within 10 days or face forceful eviction. The settlers entered the site after presenting authorities with documents showing they rented the house.


However, the documents were examined by police officials and prosecutors and later defense officials said the documents were illegal. At the same time, several Palestinians turned to authorities and claimed the house in question belongs to them.


By law, those occupying a home illegal must evacuate it within thirty days.


The forceful evacuation, should it take place, would feature Border Guard and police forces in the inner ring and IDF troops tasks with forming an external security ring.


Army officials already announced that in any event they would not make any moves before the High Court's decision is announced.


At the end of January, nine Jewish families residing in Hebron's marketplace voluntarily evacuated the homes, thus averting a feared clash between settlers and security forces.


פרסום ראשון: 05.02.06, 22:46
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