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  9/5/2011, Elul 6, 5771

Legal Forum: Hold Hearing on Migron as Children's Issue


The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel demanded, on Monday, that Chairman Zevulun Orlev of the Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child call an urgent meeting of the committee to discuss the eviction of 12 children in the middle of the night as part of the government's destruction of three homes in the Binyamin Jewish community of Migron during the pre-dawn hours Monday morning.

In a letter to Orlev, the organization wrote, "Uri Guttman, the owner of one of the houses, made it clear that he asked police and army commanders to prevent the trauma of the children and to inform him before the eviction so he could take them out of the house. He received their agreement. In spite of this, the families were surprised tonight and the eviction was done in front of the children." The forum said it was hard to find a reason to harm the children so, and called for a hearing in order to avoid a similar occurence in the future.