Court delays West Bank outpost eviction

July 27, 2012 13:09

The Supreme Court on Friday granted a government request to delay the eviction of Migron, the largest illegal West Bank outpost.

The court had previously ruled that Migron was built on privately owned Palestinian land and had ordered the government to remove it by August 1. Friday's ruling extended the deadline to August 21.The government told the court on Sunday that the temporary site set up for Migron's 50 families to move to would not be ready in time.

The army also said it was concerned the eviction could set off violent protests by settlers in the sensitive period of Ramadan and asked to delay the task until after the Muslim holiday was over.

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