Rights group to court: Remove settler outpost

A civil rights group has appealed to Israel's Supreme Court to order removal of Amona, an unauthorized settler outpost built on Palestinian land. In February, 2006, Amona was the scene of a huge confrontation between hundreds of settlers and Israeli security forces implementing an earlier order to tear down nine houses at the outpost. But the Israeli rights group Yesh Din complains in its appeal, which was filed Tuesday, that the land has still not been returned to its Palestinian owners. Instead, the appeal says, the land is still fenced off, and new buildings have been put up.