Eviction orders served at two more Samaria outposts

Amona, Mitzpe Shalhevet may be evacuated next week.

Civil Administration officials served eviction orders to residents living at the Scali Farm near Eilon Moreh and the Arusi Farm near Har Bracha on Wednesday, demanding that they leave the Samaria outposts no later than Sunday night. "We served 14 orders in Scali and four to residents in Arusi," Civil Administration spokesman Lt. Adam Avidan said. "The eviction orders will go into effect in three working days, which means residents will have until Sunday night to leave." Emily Amrusi, spokeswoman for the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza called the move "collective punishment. "The only reason the government has decided to take revenge against the people living there is because of the geographical proximity to Palestinian agricultural plots that have been damaged," she said. The two Samaria outposts are among a number of sites slated for evacuation in the near future. A decision by the settler leaders late Tuesday night to seal the nine permanent dwellings in the Amona outpost near Ofra in an attempt to thwart their pending demolition has had no effect on the government's plans to go ahead and evacuate the site next week, security officials said Wednesday. The officials did not rule out the possibility that the eight families living at Mitzpe Shalhevet, the site of a former wholesale market located next to the Avraham Avinu neighborhood in Hebron, would also be evacuated next week.