Construction in Psagot
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Ministers endorse motion to postpone Migron evacuation

Ministerial Committee seeks more time to check residents' land ownership claims

The Ministerial Committee on settlement affairs decided to support a High Court petition by Migron residents to postpone the outpost's evacuation, despite the State Prosecutor's Office's objection.


The High Court of Justice ordered that Migron be evacuated by August 1 but recently residents claimed that they had purchased lands in the outpost and filed a motion to postpone the evacuation.


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This prompted a meeting of the Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during which it was decided to make it known to the court that the State requests more time to check the purchase claims.


Migron residents said in response that the decision "restores common sense to the agenda contrasted by the Peace Now's hunger for destruction."

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The State has arranged the construction of permanent housing for the Migron families facing eviction in Psagot.


The Migron residents, on their part, are motioning to register some of the lands on their names claiming they had purchased them. The ministers are therefore seeking to freeze the eviction of the houses in question until they check the purchase claims.


An initial examination conducted by the Civil Administration confirmed the residents' claims. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has also lent his support to holding an examination.


However, the State Prosecutor's Office is more concerned with implementing the High Court's decision to evacuate the outpost first. The Ministerial Committee includes ministers Barak, Lieberman, Mofaz, Yishai, Ya'alon, Begin, Hershkovitz, Edelstein and Erdan.


Attila Somfalvi contributed to this report




פרסום ראשון: 07.17.12, 22:48
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