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After Ruling, Israel Looks for New Migron Deal

Israeli officials are ready to offer the residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to temporarily move to a mobile home site on Sunday, just hours after the High Court of Justice rejected a compromise between Migron and the state that would have postponed the evacuation of the settlement to 2015.

The court’s decision was reached unanimously by a panel of three Supreme Court Justices – Asher Grunis, Mirian Naro and Salim Joubran – who ordered the outpost demolished by August 1.

In the ruling, drafted by justice Naor, the court stated that it had the authority to postpone the date of the original order’s execution, adding, however, that it saw no need to do so in this case.

Later Sunday, Haaretz learned that security officials were feverishly weighing potential courses of action following the court’s decision.

In the past, the state offered Migron residents to move to a temporary site until a permanent one is established, but they denied the proposal, which led to the formation of the rejected compromise deal.

Now, in their search for a solution that could provide a social solution to the outpost’s residents, security officials are expected to offer them to move to a caravan site in the settlement of Geva Benymain (also known as Adam) until permanent housing is completed in a yet-to-be-determined location.

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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