Migron must be evacuated in a week

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

Graffiti on a home in Migron reads, in Hebrew, “Private Jewish land, Migron.” photo/jta-ben sales

All 47 families must leave the outpost, the court ruled Aug. 29 in response to a petition filed by the families requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built for the evacuees are completed. They reportedly will not be habitable for several weeks.

The outpost’s homes must be razed by Sept. 11, with the exception of the buildings on one lot whose owners claimed in a petition to the court that they have purchased or repurchased the plots on which their homes are located. The veracity of their claim will be determined within three months.

In March, the Supreme Court ruled against a government attempt to postpone to 2015 the demolition of Migron, which the Palestinians say is built on their land. Deferrals against the demolition stretch back to 2006.

The settlers, who deny that Migron is built on private Pal-

estinian land, had signed a deal with the government of Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to relocate to a nearby hill. — jta