Migron outpost aerial_311.
(photo credit: Baz Ratner / Reuters)
The government must find an appropriate solution for Migron residents, Energy
and Water Minister Uzi Landau said during an Israel Beiteinu tour of the outpost
“The government sent the settlers here, paved their roads and
set up infrastructure and cannot abandon them now,” Landau stated. “The High
Court decision must be upheld, but we cannot recreate the Gush Katif phenomenon,
in which thousands of residents were removed from their homes, and seven years
later there still is not an appropriate solution for them.”
the High Court ordered the state to evacuate the Migron outpost by August 1
because it was built on private Palestinian land.
The court also rejected
a government petition to delay the outpost’s destruction until 2015, so that new
homes could be built for the settlers.
Earlier in March, the government
signed an agreement with Migron residents to rebuild their outpost on state land
two kilometers away, near the Psagot winery.
Landau, along with
Immigration Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny
Ayalon and Israel Beiteinu MKs Robert Ilatov, David Rotem and Moshe Matalon,
toured Migron with Binyamin Regional Council chairman Avi Roeh and residents of
Migron council member Elkana Bavad told the Israel Beiteinu
ministers and MKs that the government and the settlers came to an agreement, and
it must be upheld.
Roeh thanked the group for visiting, and asked for
full support from the party, so that Migron residents know that they have not