Members of Yisrael Beitenu toured Migron Sunday and vowed to assist
the community, which faces a deadline for its destruction.
The delegation included Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi
Landau, Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver, and MKs Robert
Ilatov, David Rotem and Moshe Matalon. They were accompanied by
Binyamin local authority head Avi Roeh and residents of the community.
Yisrael Beitenu is a right-wing member of the coalition and may find
itself sitting in a government that carries out a brutal expulsion
like the one in Amona, not far from Migron, in 2006. Minister Landau
sounded as if he has resigned himself to the fact that Migron will be
torn down, and only seeks to make sure that the residents will not be
MK Rotem, who heads the Knesset´s important Law, Constitution and
Justice Committee, hinted that a solution could still be found for
Migron despite the court´s August 1 deadline for evicting the
"Even if the land once belonged to Palestinians, we are talking about
absentee landlords," he explained. "A legal solution needs to be
found, and there are many solutions for properties of absentee
landlords. And we will try and find the solution, so that it will be
possible on the one hand to carry out the compromise, and not disobey
Minister Landau referred to similar problems in other
countries. "There was a decision by the Human Rights Court in Europe
several months ago, regarding Cyprus," he told Arutz Sheva. "There
are Turks in Cyprus who fled northward and there are Greeks who fled
from the north to the south. And the Greeks demanded to implement
ownership on houses where Turks lived. The Human Rights Court in
Europe said that a mechanism of compensation needs to be put to work.
It is not possible to move people from places they have been living
in for many years. I think we should start listening to similar
solutions in other places in the world."