Migron eviction
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Settlers vow to resist future evictions

As State gears to execute High Court order, raze West Bank outposts, settlers pledge to mount 'tsunami of resistance'

The second disengagement? The State is gearing to launch a series of West Bank settlements and outpost evictions after the High Holidays, but the settlers have vowed Friday to resist the move with all their might.


The State will follow through on its pledge to the High Court of Justice and will raze some 85 permanent housing units in Migron, Givat Assaf and Beit-El's Ulpana neighborhood, evicting close to 1,000 people in the process.


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The settlers promised to mount a "tsunami of resistance."


Givat Assaf, which is home to 30 families, poses the greatest risk for clashes between settlers and security forces, as its residents have vowed "a violent struggle" against their impending removal.


Migron, which has known its share of violent clashes, is home to 50 families. The outpost's residents said they would mount only a peaceful protest against their eviction, but military sources expect hundreds of settlers to swarm the outpost and try to prevent its razing.


Migron is scheduled to be fully evicted by March 2012.


According to the plan, Civil Administration officers are also expected to raze five buildings at the Beit-El's Ulpana neighborhood.


'Absurd decision'

The Yesha Council has begun planning its response to the nearing eviction, and will attempt to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to rescind the decision.


Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan sent all government ministers a letter last week urging them to demand Netanyahu revoke the order.


"The Netanyahu government is planning a mini-pullout and none of the ministers seem fazed by it. This government has built the least number of homes and is now poised to become the one that razes the most homes, with the exception of the disengagement.


"This is absurd," he added. "The young couples living in these outposts were given government grants to settle there… and now the government wants to destroy their homes and their lives."


Dayan added that while no one in the settlement movement wishes for the government's downfall, "If they start razing homes, the government will find itself on a slippery slope. This kind of action goes against the Coalition's DNA."





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