Migron Settlers Vow To Resist Relocation

By Haaretz

Published March 26, 2012.

Representatives of the West Bank outpost of Migron reacted harshly on Monday to a High Court of Justice decision invalidating agreements reached between settler representatives and the government, which would have delayed the demolition of the settlement.

“The Israeli government encouraged us to come here and we are demanding from the prime minister that justice be done. The ball is in the prime minister’s court. We are certain that the [government’s] ministers will not lend a hand to destruction [of the outpost],” said Migron spokesman Itay Hamo.

The High Court of Justice unanimously rejected a compromise deal between the state and residents of Migron on Sunday, ordering that the West Bank settlement outpost be evacuated and demolished by August 1.

According to the compromise, Israel would have been able to avoid dismantling the settlement, which it was required to do by a previous Supreme Court ruling, until 2015.

Noting that former Gaza settlers evacuated by the government in 2005 were still living in temporary housing, Hamo added that Migron residents would not be party to such an agreement.

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