Arabs Angered by Migron Agreement (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/21/12)
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The Palestinian Authority Arabs who claimed, with the help of leftist
Peace Now, that the community of Migron in Binyamin was built on
private land but who have failed to prove that claim, are now
complaining about the compromise that has been reached with the
The residents of Migron recently signed an agreement, brokered by
Minister Benny Begin, according to which residents will be uprooted
from their homes at the current site and will be moved to a permanent
neighborhood on state land nearby.
The agreement calls for the community to be relocated to its
permanent location, near the Psagot Winery, in two years´ time. The
present site will be handed over to the Civil Administration. The
existing structures at the site will be torn down but a "public site"
may be established at the location instead of a residential community.
In any case, the location of the present Migron will remain Jewish
and will not be handed over to Arab control.
The residents, who signed the agreement with mixed feelings, will
have to pay for the building of the new homes from their own pocket.
The State has already asked the Supreme Court to postpone the
demolition of Migron, which was scheduled for the end of March, until
2015. The Court will discuss the request on Thursday but the Arab
complainants have already submitted a letter to the Court, in which
they express their objection to the agreement.
According to a report in the Haaretz newspaper on Tuesday, the Arabs
are calling the Migron agreement “a disgrace.”
They are arguing that over the years there has been a fierce debate
about whether the Supreme Court should wait with the demolition until
an alternative is found for the residents or order that the
demolition take place immediately. The Arabs are claiming that the
judges decided that there should be no connection between the
demolition of the outpost and the establishment of the new
neighborhood and are saying the State is now working against that
“Shamefully, the State of Israel has knelt down to the people of
Migron and said Amen to every demand and whim, excessive or strange
as it may be,” the Arabs write, according to the report. “The State’s
request awards a prize to criminals and allows for judicial
improvements to those who have already had their day in court.”
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/21/12)
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