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  1/19/2012, Tevet 24, 5772

Court: Arabs Who Claimed Migron Owe Residents and State


A magistrates court ruled, Thursday, that the Arabs who claimed they owned the land under the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Migron must pay 7,000 shekels to the residents of Migron and 12,000 to the state because of their decision to withdraw their petition to the court system. Despite the withdrawal, the Supreme Court ruled that the community must be demolished. The court also ruled that the Arabs were not to present a new petition or new documents.

A combined task force of area residents and members of the Komemiyut organization reacted by saying the ruling is further proof that the Arabs claiming the land have no proof of ownership. They added that they would act to keep Migron in its strategic location and called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and advance a bill to authorize Migron and other unauthorized Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.