High Court orders the evacuation of West Bank outpost within two years

December 26, 2014 01:15

The Amona outpost in the West Bank must be demolished within two years, the High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

It set an extended timeline to allow for alternative housing to be found for the 45 families who live in the small hilltop community on the outskirts of the Ofra settlement in the Binyamin region.

“There is no doubt that carrying out these demolition orders will have painful consequences for the residents and their families,” wrote Supreme Court President Judge Asher Grunis.

But he said, “the buildings were constructed on private [Palestinian] property and it’s not possible to authorize them, even retroactively.”

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