Anger in Amona as residents wait on government to begin construction

In the agreement the government would allocate a nearby plot, that was considered abandoned property, in order to construct a new Amona settlement.

January 6, 2017 17:16
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‘THERE WILL be war over Amona,’ the graffiti reads at the outpost in the Binyamin region of Samaria in the West Bank. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Residents of the Amona outpost wrote a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanding that the state fulfill its commitment to the residents.

"We will not accept a situation in which the government leads us, and the public, astray," stated the letter.

The residents stated that it has been 20 days since the state came to an agreement with the settlers to move 24 of the families to land adjacent to the outpost and the government had yet to act on its word.

The families accused the government of not beginning work on the new plot of land. With the evacuation day looming, the residents fear the new plot won't be ready in time.
Amona resident on importance of settlements 'we're not occupying'

The remaining 16 families living in the Amona outpost were set to temporarily be relocated to Ofra, just down the hill.

In the agreement the government would later allocate a nearby plot, that was considered abandoned property, in order to construct a new Amona settlement.

"We will not be thrown from our homes into the streets, while the government goes back on their word," the residents wrote. "The public will not accept a government that erases complete Jewish settlements from the map."

The letter ended with the residents calling on Netanyahu to put all his efforts into the process before it is too late for the deal to go through.

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