The government has filed for an extension on the possible eviction of Givat Assaf, an illegal outpost in the West Bank, due to "new information" it has obtained on the matter.
The eviction was originally set to take place in July 2012, but the new request sets February 2013 as the first possible date.
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The outpost was originally scheduled for eviction in late 2011, but the state requested an extension from the High Court of Justice in response to a petition filed by Peace Now, demanding the immediate razing of the outpost.
In its appeal, the State notified the High Court that representatives of the outpost, which was built on private Palestinian land, were holding talks in order to reach a settlement on the matter, and requested an extension until talks were concluded.
The court accepted the claim and ordered the State to submit an update on the eviction of Givat Assaf by July 2012.
On Friday, the State filed a request for an additional extension, in order to bring the issue to the new ministerial committee on settlements headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the request, "New data obtained by the Civil Administration may offer a solution to the problem and demands further clarification. Therefore, more time is needed in order to bring the matter in front of the committee."
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