High Court extends Ulpana removal deadline (JERUSALEM POST) By TOVAH LAZAROFF 07/02/12)
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After families evacuated on time, state given until November 15 to
remove Ulpana buildings to Beit El settlement.
The High Court of Justice on Sunday extended the deadline by which
the state must remove five stone apartment buildings in the Ulpana
outpost, from July 1 to November 15.
The court had initially ordered the removal of the structures,
located on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement, by July 1,
because they were built without permits on land classified by the
state as belonging to private Palestinians.
But already last Tuesday the state asked for a delay, to allow it
time to relocate the structures. Each has three floors.
It explained to the court that it believed it had satisfied the terms
of its order, because the 33 families who had lived in the buildings
would leave by June 29, last Friday.
The buildings would then be sealed, the state said.
It said it planned to break the structures into 18 pieces, starting
with the roof, moving on to doors and windows and then taking down
the various floors.
By Friday, as stated in the stateís request, the 33 families had
relocated to modular homes on land authorized for residential use in
On Sunday, the court said that it saw no reason not to accept the
stateís request for more time to move the apartment buildings. (©
1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 07/02/12)
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