Knesset to hold emergency meeting on Migron (JERUSALEM POST) By LAHAV HARKOV 04/11/12)
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The Knesset will hold an emergency meeting on the planned evacuation
of the Migron outpost next week.
The meeting will take place next Wednesday, after MK Danny Danon
(Likud) gathered the requisite 25 signatures to call a plenum
discussion during the Knesset´s recess. MKs from Likud, Shas, Kadima,
United Torah Judaism, Habayit Hayehudi and National Union supported
Danon´s call to hold a meeting titled ďthe national camp in the
Knesset will not allow Migron to be evacuated Ė we will regularize
the land through legislation.Ē
"The High Court is trying to stop the government from doing its job,"
Danon said on Wednesday. "We will stop Jews from being removed from
their homes and we will not accept another ruling like the evacuation
of Beit Hamachpela [in Hebron]."
In addition, The Likud MK called for Defense Minister Ehud Barak to
be replaced by someone from the "nationalist camp."
Danon accused Barak of behaving as though he can remove settlements
on a whim, adding that the Knesset has the power "to change, once and
for all, the High Court´s one-sided approach to Judea and Samaria" by
passing a law on the issue.
Danon hopes the meeting will promote the so-called Migron Bill,
proposed by MK Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi).
The legislation states that outpost homes built on land classified by
the state as private Palestinian property may not be demolished, if
they have been in place for more than four years, and if at least 20
families live in the fledgling community. It also proposed
compensating the Palestinian landowners, instead of evacuating homes.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation rejected the bill in
December because it believed that it would harm ongoing negotiations
between the Migron residents and Minister-without-Portfolio Bennie
Begin to voluntarily relocate the outpost.
Last month, however, the High Court of Justice rejected the
agreementís timeline and insisted that the outpost of 50 families
must be evacuated by August 1, instead of by November 30, 2015 as the
In reaction to the courtís decision, there has been a renewed push to
legislate the issues, by way of preventing Migronís evacuation.
"The ´Migron Bill´ will fix the injustice created by the High Court,
prevent photographs of Jews being removed from their homes and do
justice with the settlements of Judea and Samaria," Danon said. (©
1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 04/11/12)
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