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Israel: Settler outpost can be cleared by July 15 (AP) Associated Press) JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 04/29/12 4:48 am ET)
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JERUSALEM – The Israeli prime minister´s office says the government has agreed to erect temporary housing that would allow for the evacuation of an unsanctioned West Bank settler outpost by July 15.
Israel´s Supreme Court has ordered that the Migron outpost be dismantled by Aug. 1. Earlier this month the court rejected the government´s request to defer the settlers´ expulsion until late 2015.
The outpost was built on privately held Palestinian land, a practice the court outlawed decades ago.
It has become a symbol of settler defiance as its residents resisted efforts to dismantle the enclave, in part by challenging Palestinian claims to ownership.
The prime minister´s office made the announcement in a statement Sunday. (© 2012 The Associated Press 04/29/12)
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