The State has filed a motion with the High Court of Justice to postpone the relocation of the of the Ulpana homes until November. The motion said that the extension will "significantly help implement the verdict in a peaceful manner."
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Meanwhile, members of the Hilltop Youth barricaded themselves inside one the evicted houses before being removed from the site by Ulpana residents. There was no police involvement.
Ulpana residents with their belongings (Photo: AFP)
On Tuesday, 16 families moved out of their homes in Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood into temporary housing inside the community. Defense Ministry workers helped the families move their belongings in what was the first stage of the evacuation.
The remainder of the families will move out on Thursday.
In its motion, the State is asking to postpone the eviction until November 15 citing complex engineering considerations. The State stressed that the motion applies to the evacuation of the structures alone, while the inhabitants will be cleared of the buildings by July 1, according to plan.
Residents hold prayer prior to eviction (Photo: AFP)
The State further noted that the government wishes to minimize the potential for clashes with the residents and is trying to work out a peaceful solution to the implementation of the court's ruling.
The government reserves the right to decide the manner in which the structures will be removed, the motion noted.
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