Cabinet Hammers Nail in Migron’s Future at Present Site (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 04/29/12)
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The Cabinet Sunday approved a nearby temporary housing site for
residents of Migron, over whose heads hangs an expulsion order.
Nationalist Knesset Members in the coalition have insisted that
Migron must remain in its current location, and the High Court has
rejected a government petition to defer the scheduled expulsion
beyond a July 15 deadline.
The unanimous vote by the Cabinet approved a temporary housing site
on Givat HaYekev in Kochav Yaakov, located in central Samaria. This
was part of an agreement negotiated between the residents and the
government as a site for the town if the present location is proven
to be Arab owned.
The Cabinet also approved the preparation of ground for an
alternative site in the community of Adam in the event that Givat
HaYekev cannot be made ready according to the timetable set by the
Nationalist legislators still are hoping to be able to pass a law
that would allow the residents to remain in their homes, built on
land that the High Court ruled, in a petition by Peace Now, belongs
to Arabs, even though no proof has been submitted of their ownership.
The status of the land is unclear and the residents were hoping to
remain in their present homes until that is decided in the lower
courts - and that even if the decision is against their claims, that
they could stay in their present homes until the new ones are built.
Migron may well be the sacrificial lamb of the Netanyahu government,
which last week moved to legalize three other communities in Judea
and Samaria that previously has been approved by Israeli governments
but which lacked legal status.
Likud Central Committee members from Judea and Samaria responded to
the Cabinet decision Sunday with a statement saying, “We praise the
government for deciding to establish a site for temporary housing…and
preventing expulsions that we witnessed in the days of Gush Katif [in
the expulsions of Jews from Gaza of 2005] and Amona, when soldiers
and police used cruel violence to expel Jews from their homes.
"The time has come for an all-inclusive and just solution to the
problems of buildings in Judea and Samaria instead for acting like
firefighters putting out fires. It is clear to everyone that sooner
or later the government will take sovereignty over Judea and Samaria,
so why wait?”
Judea and Samaria is under the jurisdiction of the military and
decisions by Defense Minister Ehud Barak. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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