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Knesset to hold emergency meeting on Migron (JERUSALEM POST) By LAHAV HARKOV 04/11/12)Source: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=265698 JERUSALEM POST JERUSALEM POST Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
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 state requested.

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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