High Court Rejects Migron Deal (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 03/25/12)
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In a disappointing decision for nationalists, the High Court Sunday
threw out a compromise deal between the government and the residents
of Migron, and set a new deadline for the eviction of the residents.
The three judge panel is headed by Supreme Court President Asher
Grunis, and includes judges Miriam Naor and Salim Jubran. They gave
the government until August 1 to evict the residents.
"Now the petitioners are entitled to enjoy the fruits of the
verdict," the judges wrote. "They have the right to see the ongoing
disruption of their rights end. The public interest in enforcement of
the law must also be felt, as must the rule of law and respect for
The judges said that the compromise with residents of Migron cannot
come at the expense of the petitioners. "As will be remembered," they
wrote, "we have expressed the wish that the residents of Migron
will ´wake up´ and accept willingly their obligation not to portray
themselves as outlaws. We repeat this wish today."
"The duty of carrying out a verdict is not a matter of choice," the
judges drove their point in. "This is a vital part of the rule of law
that we are all subordinate to as part of the state of Israel´s
values as a Jewish and democratic state."
The residents of Migron reacted to the verdict, saying: "We received
the harsh ruling today, which began with the false accusation
regarding ´private land´ and is ending with the eviction of peace-
seeking people. We are certain that the government of Israel and its
representative, Minister Benny Begin, will know how to find the
proper solution to the situation that has arisen, in which a
government sends its loyal citizens to settle and then is forced to
evict them by High Court order." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/25/12)
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