Photo: Efrat Weiss
Evacuating Sa-Nur
Photo: Efrat Weiss
Sa-Nur - disengagement
Photo: AFP
Evacuees demand that Olmert approve resettlement
Disengagement plan approved under false pretenses, say families evacuated from Homesh and Sa-Nur in West Bank
Residents of evacuated settlements Homesh and Sa-Nur in the northern West Bank sent a letter Wednesday night to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz requesting a meeting to discuss returning to the settlements.


They threatened to file a petition with the High Court of Justice if their demand is not met. They have also informed the PM that they intend to go back to Homesh before Passover to live in tents, regardless of whether they receive permission to do so.


The letter, titled "amending mistakes", was signed by four families. "We were expelled from our homes together with 8,000 other civilians driven out of Gush Katif as part of what was dubbed The Disengagement Plan," it said. 


No factual basis

"The plan, which violated our constitutional rights, was approved by the High Court based on the premise that this was being done for a better good," the letter said. 


"The court was told that the security would improve as a result of the move. The sad reality is now blowing up in our faces; it would appear that the government's claims have no link to reality. Legally, there is no doubt that the factual basis for the court's decision was mistaken," the evacuees said in the letter.


Those who wrote the letter claimed that the mistake must be made right, and the settlements must be re-established. They reminded Olmert and Peretz that the law required them to respond within 45 days.


פרסום ראשון: 03.15.07, 00:13
 new comment
See all talkbacks "Evacuees demand that Olmert approve resettlement "
This will delete your current comment