Migron residents denied a rumor on Thursday that they had signed an agreement
with the government to relocate their West Bank outpost.
The High Court
of Justice has ordered the IDF to demolish the outpost by the end of the month
because it was built without the proper permits on land that the state has
classified as belonging to private Palestinians.
The government has
offered to let residents build authorized homes on state land 2 kilometers away.
In exchange, Migron residents would agree to leave the land on which their homes
are now located, by the end of November 2015.
At the start of this week,
however, negotiations with the government were deadlocked.
MK Danny Danon (Likud), a compromise has been found that would allow Migron
residents to sign the relocation agreement.
The outpost published a
statement on Thursday night that said its residents had waited since the
afternoon to receive an amended agreement in writing from
Once the document arrives, an assembly will be held in which
the residents will decide whether they approve the text, Migron residents
According to Minister-without- Portfolio Bennie Begin who has
represented the government in talks with the Migron settlers, each family must
sign a letter promising to relocate.
Once that letter is signed, the
state will turn to the High Court and ask that rescind its demolition order for
Located in the Binyamin Region, Migron is home to 50
According to a government report compiled by attorney Talia
Sasson in 2005, Migron was built in May 2001 with NIS 4.3 million from the
Construction and Housing Ministry.
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