Bibi: Settlers Should Allow Outpost Demolition

By Haaretz

Published January 22, 2012.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the demolition of the illegal West Bank outpost should go ahead peacefully, and with the agreement of residents, before the deadline of March 31 set by a High Court of Justice ruling.

Speaking at his weekly Sunday cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “The High Court ordered that Migron must be evacuated by March 31. The government wants to carry out the court’s decision peacefully and with consent.”

Netanyahu was expressing his support for a proposal by MK Benny Begin for evacuating Migron, in which residents are offered a deal which would provide them with new housing.

Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin, charged with negotiating with the settlers, is trying to strike a deal that would move the outpost a few hundred meters away, to a location known as the “Yekev Hill.”

Netanyahu told ministers that the government is offering Migron residents a compromise, where they will build homes for residents evacuated from Migron at a nearby site. The site will be on state lands “whose development will be regulated” and not on private Palestinian land.

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