Illegal Migron Settlers Facing Eviction

By Haaretz

Published August 25, 2012.

Israel’s security forces are preparing to forcibly evict the 30 Migron families living on land that is undisputedly privately owned by Palestinians. The settlers were said to have met during the night to decide whether or not to cooperate and leave the settlement on Sunday or defy the orders and stay.

On Tuesday, the Israeli High Court of Justice will convene and consider the appeal made by 17 Migron families, which implores the court to overturn the decision and allow them to stay in their homes, citing claims that they had legally purchased the land.

Until the court hands down its ruling they cannot be evicted. The settlers say that the fate of the entire settlement should be decided only once the court rules, but Benny Begin, the minister responsible for overseeing the eviction, and the security forces have decided to evict the 30 families that aren’t part of the appeal process before the court considers the appeal on Tuesday. This is in keeping with Supreme Court Justice Asher Grunis ruling that the eviction must take place “before the hearing.”

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