Migron settlers, PMO seek compromise on demolition

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January 23, 2012 23:33

Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, MK Danny Danon plan solidarity visit to outpost, ordered by court to be removed by end of March.

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311. (photo credit:Tovah Lazaroff)

Talks continued Monday between Migron settlers and the prime minister's office on a compromise solution to prevent the demolition of the West Bank outpost which is home to 50 families.

The High Court of Justice has ordered the state to remove the outpost by the end of March because it was built without the proper permits and the land on which it is situated is classified by the state as private Palestinian property. The outpost is located just outside of Jerusalem in the Binyamin region of the West Bank.

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On Sunday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged Migron residents to accept a compromise by which the outpost would be re-located to state land on the same hilltop, next to the Psagot winery and visitor center.

Among the possible solutions under debate is an agreement by which Migron residents would have an opportunity to prove their claim that Palestinians do not own the property on which the outpost is located. If they fail to make their case within two years, the settlers will agree to relocate.

Two Likud politicians plan to visit the outpost on Tuesday in a show of support, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom and MK Danny Danon.  Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) went to the outpost earlier this month in a show of solidarity.

Although Minister-without-portfolio Benny Begin (Likud) has been the primary force behind the move to find a compromise solution, settlers on Monday also thanked Danon for his efforts.

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