Migron Demolition 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
For the second night in a row Monday, settlers said they feared the imminent
demolition of the Ramat Gilad outpost, located just outside the Karnei Shomron
On Sunday, in an attempt to broker a deal to stave off the
demolition, Dani Dayan – who heads the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea,
Samaria and the Gaza Strip – and Moshe Zar, who claims to own a portion of the
property on which the outpost is constructed, met with
Minister-without-Portfolio Bennie Begin (Likud).
On Monday, the Defense
Ministry told The Jerusalem Post
no such deal was in the works.
Ya’acov Katz (National Union) reported the Defense Ministry had broken off
negotiations toward a deal. He called on all government ministers to appeal to
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the matter. Katz asked the ministers to
ensure no action was taken without Netanyahu’s consent.
In response to a
petition by Peace Now to the High Court of Justice, the state had promised to
remove those caravan homes on the outpost constructed on land classified by the
state as private Palestinian property.
Zar, who lives in Karnei Shomron,
has claimed he purchased the land from Palestinians, but to date the state has
not accepted his claim.
The outpost was constructed in 2001, in memory of
Zar’s son, Gilad, who was killed in a drive-by shooting by Palestinians that
same year. The outpost is home to 10 families, but some of the homes are on
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